Two-time stroke survivor June struggled with her balance. She felt unsteady, even when holding onto something. She was very worried about falling… until she discovered specialized walking poles. These poles provide greater stability for those who use them while they walk, and also improve balance and posture, increase upper-body and core strength, reduce the risk of falls, and allow faster walking speeds. June’s posture and mobility have improved since using them and she feels more confident in her physical abilities.
Pole walking engages up to 90 percent of the body’s muscles and enables a greater range of joint mobility. Using specialized poles for walking or exercising can burn up to 20 to 46 percent more calories than regular walking, while providing more support. They’re ideal for people with Parkinson’s disease, hip or knee issues, or arthritis, or those who’ve had a stroke.
Besides, walking is one of the best and easiest ways to get your recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise. Imagine boosting this benefit by adding a tool that enhances strength and balance, reduces the risk of falls, and burns more calories.