All women celebrate winning the fight of their lives to breast cancer each October. However, breast cancer treatment often results in impaired shoulder function that affects the lack of muscle endurance and range of motion. This can greatly alter a person’s life and how they perform daily activities, from the simple ability to reach the top cabinet shelf to shaving. Therefore, a study was conducted to see how the use of Nordic Walking Poles helped to increase shoulder function in female breast cancer survivors. Not only is exercising important to physical rehabilitation, but mentally it can decrease psychological distress, enhance mood, improve body image, and improve the overall outlook on life.
Breast cancer survivors were split into two groups where each completed twenty minutes of cardio per…Continue
Let's celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by being proactive for preventing breast cancer and also surviving breast cancer, with easy tips to be proactive with our breast health. Shifting the way we think from being inactive to proactive will empower women and men everywhere.
According to ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=116923&page=1, nearly 30 studies show data on women who exercise 3 or more hours a week at moderate to vigorous levels, significantly reduce their risk of breast cancer by 30% to 40%. Simply changing your lifestyle and strapping on a pair of Nordic Walking Poles can prove to be more beneficial than just weight loss.
Improving your fitness health is…Continue
Walking is great exercise to kick start your weight loss program and begin feeling and looking healthy. In addition to a great cardio, walking actually has many mental benefits and anti aging benefits as well.
Breathing in the fresh air and getting the blood pumping releases endorphins which act as a natural high. According to online article http://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/info-02-2011/keep_your_memory_strong_by_walking.html walking may actually increase your memory. When you consistently sit on the couch and tune into a television program your brain literally just becomes out of shape. There is no…Continue
As your workout comes to an end your mind is most likely filled with the thought of a cold shower, clean clothes, happiness and collapsing on the living room floor. Although those are all great ideas, they may not be the most beneficial to your body after vigorous activity.
Just as warming up prior to exercising is important, so is the cool down. According to the Nordic Walking Magazine, your legs act as “partner-pumps” during Nordic Walking which keep your blood flowing efficiently between your upper and lower body. When you stop exercise suddenly your muscles have no need to pump this way therefore the blood is slowing its way to the heart.
If you have ever sprinted to the finish line and then stopped to…Continue
Treat your eyes, body and mind with new trails that can challenge your fitness. Try a wonderful family day and outing for everyone to explore new places.
There are many different trails that are man made, natural and historic that exist along old railway tracks, paths or roads that get you from point A to B. Finding a trail that is a gentle grade, easy access and away from road traffic is ideal. Click here for the complete Top 100 Trails by www.Trails.com and below are their top 5 to get you started. Are any of your top picks on this list?…Continue
Well, this is not a quick fix or a weight loss pill- I promise! All you need are sneakers, a pair of Nordic Walking Poles and a great love for outdoors and open trails!
According to article, Walk on: Nordic Walking Amps up the Energy Expenditure, written by Cindy Cutter, Camera Staff Writer, “The more muscle mass you use…Continue