Dr. Ernie Bodai

Nation’s Cancer Survivorship

Nordic Medical
Pole Walking

Exercise Program

Dr. Ernie Bodai, Founder of Kaiser’s Breast Cancer Survivorship Institute, also pioneered the Breast Cancer Research Stamp. 

Nordic Pole Walking provides all four types of exercises!

Improve Your Endurance – Endurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate. These activities help keep you healthy, improve your fitness, and help you do the tasks you need to do every day. Endurance exercises improve the health of your heart, lungs, and circulatory system. They also delay or prevent many diseases that are common in older adults such as diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis.

Improve Your Strength – To strengthen your muscles, you need to lift or push weight. Stronger muscles can make it easier to do everyday things like get up from a chair, climb stairs, carry groceries, open jars, and even play with your grandchildren. Lower-body strength exercises also will improve your balance.

Improve Your Balance – Each year, more than 2 million older Americans go to the emergency room because of fall-related injuries. Balance exercises can help prevent falls and avoid the disability that may result from falling.

Improve Your Flexibility – Flexibility, or stretching, exercises give you more freedom of movement for your physical activities and for everyday activities such as getting dressed and reaching objects on a shelf. Stretching exercises can improve your flexibility, but they will not improve your strength or endurance.

6 Health Benefits gained with each Step of 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

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

Lifestyle Medicine –
The Cancer Prescription

This short film is based on a detailed article written by Dr. Ernie Bodai and colleagues about the influence of lifestyle on Cancer.

The article was published in The Permanente Journal Magazine in 2018. The article and a complete list of sources can be found via the following link:
Permanente Journal Special Report

Nordic Pole Walking is the #1
Home Exercise for Cancer Patients