NATION’S

NORDIC

POLE

WALKING

teachers and students together we can change the world

Changing Childrens Lives

With 117 million people in the United States suffering from more than one chronic health condition, our task of adequately empowering patients and clients to change has become more challenging than ever!

People from all walks of life are living in vicious cycles of successes and failures. They are plagued by lifestyles and social networks that lead to weight gain, high cholesterol, smoking and short-lived exercise routines.

Childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years due to inactivity. To heighten awareness, In February of 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama presented her ambitious Let’s Move campaign to battle the terrifying childhood obesity epidemic.

The key to breaking some of these cycles can start with Schools. Teachers can be a part of the 2 million Healthcare providers, qualified health coaches and fitness trainers in this country that can make a difference in children’s lives by working as a team. 

Global Epidemic of Inactivity

Nordic Walk Your Way To A Better YOU!

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

Exercise and Children

Do children and teens get enough exercise? 

Recent studies show that only about one-third of American kids 6 and older get enough exercise each day. Many blame this on increased screen time, busy lifestyles and changes such as more traffic and less open spaces in which to play. We also know that nearly one in three children in the United States are overweight and children also become less active every year they get older.

How much exercise does my child need?

Preschoolers need lots of active play time. For this age, the goal is at least 3 hours (180 minutes) of active play each day. Your preschooler should play every hour throughout the day for about 15 minutes at a time. Grade-school children and teens need to be active at least 60 minutes each day. Getting more than an hour is good, too. The 60 minutes do not have to be all at one time. It’s OK to break the activity into 10- or 15-minute segments. A variety of activities is best.

Help your child choose aerobic, muscle-strengthening and bone strengthening activities that are right for their age and development.

What are the benefits of being active?

  • Increased confidence.
  • Increased strength and coordination.
    Active kids sleep better at night, are more alert during the day and perform better in school.
  • Weight control and decreased risk of diabetes, heart disease and other health conditions.

Kids and teens who are fit are more likely to be fit as adults!


SCHOOLS

Nations Health and Wellness Nordic Walking Program is easily implemented and most effective for any school, no matter how large or small, proving Teachers and Students with the #1 Nordic Medical Pole Walking Exercise Program in the USA today!

Research has proven that a well- constructed workplace wellness program can reduce costs to the employer and improve health – wellness. Nordic pole walking is a fun and social activity for teachers during breaks and lunch hour that is proven to improve their stress management, mood, increase energy, general strength and health and is highly effective for those needing help with weight loss that contributes to better management and prevention of most chronic health conditions.

Our program is a “Full Body Aerobic Resistance Exercise” creating cross motor function, which helps develop new neural pathways for better brain function. Nordic Pole Walking provides twice the Health Benefits of regular walking in half the time. It can be done outdoors or in, on any surface and at any fitness level. Our program has an 80%+ compliance rate with employees at work!

Management often puzzles over how to create a happier and healthier workforce, and this is where we come in. We believe in a simple approach to exercise that provides your employees an enjoyable and social activity that makes them healthier and more productive at work and also helps to reduce absenteeism. Employers have realized that if they want a healthy and happier workforce, then they need to invest in the wellness of those they hire.