Use Nations’ Nordic Walking Poles with our licensed 33 rehab exercises program to improve balance, strength and flexibility.

Arthritis

Creating a
Healthier
Active Lifestyle!

Exercise
Is
Medicine

Nation’s Nordic
Pole Walking Program

Evidence
Based
Program

Nations – Nordic Pole Walking Program and Active Healthy Lifestyle Living

 Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in the U.S. Heart disease and cancer combined, account for almost 50% of all deaths each year and affects nearly 14 million Americans. Over the past 40 years, numerous scientific reports have examined the relationships between fitness level, physical activity, and cardiovascular health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American Heart Association (AHA), along with the 1996 US Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health, reinforced scientific evidence linking regular physical activity to various measures of cardiovascular health. The prevailing view in these reports is that more active individuals tend to develop less coronary heart disease (CHD) than their sedentary counterparts. If CHD develops in active individuals, it occurs at a later age and tends to be less severe. 

There is almost no disease that Nordic Walking doesn’t benefit. As such, just because you’ve had a heart attack, a weak heart, congestive heart failure, or other heart disease doesn’t mean that you have to sit around and do nothing.

In fact, with regular exercise (greater than 150 minutes a week), you may hasten your recovery, improve heart function and even get off of some of the medications you’re on.

Benefits of Exercise

There are a number of physiological benefits of exercise; 2 examples are improvements in muscular function and strength and improvement in the body’s ability to take in and use oxygen (maximal oxygen consumption or aerobic capacity). As one’s ability to transport and use oxygen improves, regular daily activities can be performed with less fatigue.

This is particularly important for patients with cardiovascular disease, whose exercise capacity is typically lower than that of healthy individuals.

 There is also evidence that exercise training improves the capacity of the blood vessels to dilate in response to exercise or hormones, consistent with better vascular wall function and an improved ability to provide oxygen to the muscles during exercise.

Each step provides:

  • Better Posture, Balance and Walking Gait
  • Activates 90% of your body musculature
  • Increases levels of Dopamine, new brain cells, helps self-regulate brain to calm down
  • An Aerobic Resistant/Cross motor exercise generates better Brain Function
  • Reduces 30% stress and pain from back, hips, knees and ankles, improves Endurance
  • Improves Immune, Vascular and Lymphatics
  • Burns 22-47% more Calories than regular walking
  • Strengthens and balances the Para- Spinal Muscles
  • Improves your mood and restful SLEEP

Other benefits of Nordic Walking are:

  • Increase in exercise endurance
  • Increase in good (HDL) cholesterol
  • Increase in insulin sensitivity
  • Increase energy level
  • Increase muscle strength and flexibility
  • Increase in relaxation – restful sleep
  • Reduction in body weight
  • Reduction in blood pressure
  • Reduction in bad (LDL and total) cholesterol
  • Reduction in bad (LDL and total) cholesterol
  • Reduction in blood sugar levels
  • Reduction in side effects of medications (steroids
  • Reduction in depression
  • Reduction in shortness of breath

 Stop Exercising and Rest if You Have Any of the Following Symptoms:

  • Chest pain.
  • Weakness.
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Unexplained weight gain or swelling (call your doctor right away)
  • Pressure or pain in your chest, neck, arm, jaw or shoulder or any other symptoms that cause concern.
  • Never exercise to the point of chest pain or angina. If you develop chest pain during exercise, call 911 immediately

What is Nordic Walking?

If you have cardiovascular issues, being active is good for you. Nordic walking is a great way to do mild to moderate full body exercise and meet new friends.

3D Animation of  working of heart

10+ Health Benefits gained with each
Step
of Nordic Pole Walking!

Nordic Pole Walking
provides all four types of exercises!
ENDURANCE,
STRENGTH,
BALANCE, and
FLEXIBILITY

It’s Never To Late To Start!

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

It is a simple exercise that can be done
indoors or outdoors on any surface.

35 minutes of Nordic Walking is equivalent to
one hour of regular walking,
but gives you the Health Benefits of Swimming,
all in one simple easy walking exercise.

33 Stretching,  strengthening,
breathing and balance
exercises are available!

We endorse
the Arthritis Foundation
for their continued support
of walking events across our nation!