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Nordic Walking Nations

Nordic Walking Nations

 Video shows benefits of Nordic Walking, while
Featuring scenes from the McClellan Nordic Walking Club

We recommend the principles of
the Blue Zones and Lifestyle Medicine

Exercise is Medicine

15 min. of Nordic Walking is equal to 27 minutes of regular walking,
while giving the same health benefits as swimming.

Dr. Gerred PopeJoy

Master Instructor and Founder of Nordic Walking Nations. Member: American College of Lifestyle Medicine

We recommend the principles
of Healthy Lifestyle Living!

Walk Your Way To A Better You!

Most people tend to focus on one activity or type of exercise and think they’re doing enough. The goal, however, is to be creative and choose all four types of exercise – Endurance, Strength, Balance and Flexibility – that gives you a complete “Full Body Workout”. Nordic Pole Walking includes all four types in one simple walking exercise that can be worked into anyone’s busy schedule.

Nordic Pole Walking engages up to 90% of your body muscles compared to 40-60% with regular walking. It also relieves 26% stress off your lower back, hips, knees and ankles because it redistributes the stress equally throughout your body, not just into you lower back and legs.

Nordic Pole Walking provides twice the health benefits as regular walking in half the time. It is a Full Body Aerobic Resistance Exercise creating a cross motor function benefit, all in one walking exercise. Anyone at any age even with disabilities, who can walk can participate.

The more muscle engagement during exercise, the more calorie and glucose you burn. (Individual rates depend on body composition and fitness). Example: Calorie Burning per hour: Nordic Pole walking, 600-900 Kcal compared to Regular Walking, only 240 Kcal.

It’s easy to understand why Nordic Pole Walking has become so popular around the world today. Even though it is a low-impact exercise, it has maximum Health Benefits proven with over 350 Medical studies.

Colleagues enjoying the health benefits of Nordic walking

Dr. Ernie Bodai, MD

Dr. Ernie Bodai, MD

Founder of Kaiser’s Breast Cancer Survivorship Institute, also pioneered the Breast Cancer Research Stamp, launched in 1998 as the country’s first fundraising postage stamp.

Breast Cancer Survivorship

Dr. Michael Klaper, MD

Dr. Michael Klaper, MD

Dr. Michael Klaper has 40+ years of experience as a physician, consultant, and educator in clinical medicine and applied nutrition.

Dr. Scott Stoll, MD

Dr. Scott Stoll, MD

Author of 'Alive! - A Physician's Biblical and Scientific Guide to Nutrition. Board certified specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation .


Dr. Hans Diehl, H.Sc., M.P.H.

Dr. Hans Diehl, H.Sc., M.P.H.

Director, Lifestyle Medicine Institute at Loma Linda, California. The cardiovascular epidemiologists also is the Founder of CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program)


Dr. Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM

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6 Health Benefits
gained with
each Step
Nordic Pole Walking!

Each step provides better:
1.  Posture and Balance
2.  Strengthens and balances the Para- Spinal Muscles
3.  Activates 90% of your body musculature
4.  Burns 22-47% more Calories
5.  Reduces 30% stress and pain from back, hips, knees and ankles
6.  Resistant / Cross motor exercise generates increase Brain Function

Together . . .
We Are Changing The World

We are a dedicated group of Healthcare Professionals and Health and Wellness Instructors, wanting to make positive changes in people lives.

Our Mission: To educate, inspire, empower and support people to become accountable to themselves.

We believe Nordic Pole Walking exercise will raise the fitness level in our World of Nations!

Nordic Walking is 
Full Body, Aerobic, Resistance, and Cross Motor Function Exercise

“ I am walking the path of Wellness”


134 lbs Weight Loss!

I met Dr. Popejoy at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine in Tucson, Az.

I explained to him that I have tried numerous times over the years to lose weight by diet alone, but it had always ended in failure because walking any distance created pain.

After listening to his story I tried the Nordic Walking Poles and felt a major relief of pain when walking.

15 min. of Nordic Walking is equal to 27 minutes of regular walking burning 22-47% more calories, so it didn’t take long before I was walking farther with no pain.

Since that day I have lost 72 lbs. in the first 3 months and 134 lbs. in 6 months and have participated in my first 5k walk. 

I highly recommend this wonderful walking program with it’s additional exercises for Stretching, Strengthening, Breathing and Balance . 


Senior Fall Prevention
and Memory Care

I just started a Nordic Pole Walking exercise class at my Senior Retirement Home.

I and others were amazed, that we all felt on our first walking session a full body workout.

It gave us stability, better posture and helped relieved chronic pain. It’s also a resistant cross motor exercise creating better brain function.

I also, enjoy the stretching, strengthening and balance exercise!

I would highly recommend this Nordic Home Walking Exercise Program.


Bernd Zimmermann

Bernd Zimmermann
Founder & Director


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