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Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wanna Use Walking Poles?
A friend of my son's, knowing I'm an avid walker, sent me two walking poles that he had designed several years ago. I thought it'd be a splendid idea to increase my upper body workout during my regular walks if I used the poles Alan sent me.
Right..... Wow! What a workout. I wasn't quite ready for those. Using walking poles looks so easy. Just pick up your arms and off you go. Yeah, right... Not quite as easy as it looks.
Don't get me wrong. It's a wonderful idea and more than doubles the benefits of a 15-20 minute mile. But for a middle aged woman like me who had not done any upper body work in years, it was more than I could handle. This exercise is sometimes called 'Nordic Walking'.
For more information on the poles and how to use them, the benefits derived, and where to obtain them check out a site like this:
I have not purchased anything from this website so cannot vouch for them.
*************************** Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude.