Thanks to some of my recent clinic participants I have become intrigued by how Nordic Walking would measurably benefit those who struggle with balance and stability. Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis are both diseases which come to mind. In some of my recent research I came across Bill Trewin who tells his story better than I could... so here it is.
Bill Trewin, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 49 now 55
"I have Parkinson's...........it doesn't have me"
April 19th 2009
NW came into my life about five years ago because of two wonderful friends who urged me to attend a workshop. I stopped running when I felt it was no longer safe for me. It wasn’t easy to give it up, however after that first workshop I realized that there was an…
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Childhood is a time when play dates and recess fill our appointment books and Oreo’s with milk was part of the food pyramid. Today with video games and electronics, physical activity is not always part of a child’s daily routine. As a result, diabetes has become one of the most common diseases in youths.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, just…Continue
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