Glen Arbor, Mich. (PRWEB) October 27, 2008
Nordic Walking Clinics held at Bay View Retirement Community this month proved once again that Nordic Walking Poles are no longer just for expert skiers deprived of snow during the summer months. Skiers use one-piece poles custom fit to their height because they know that cheap twist-locking poles can not hold up like sturdy one-piece poles can. Seniors and individuals with balance issues should avoid the hazards of using twist-locking poles that can collapse unexpectedly. One-piece poles also prove more dependable and much more durable for everyday use.
Everyday the staff at The American Nordic Walking System and http://www.SKIWALKING.COM receive emails and phone calls from individuals who purchased twist-locking poles from other retailers, are discouraged with their twist-locking poles and are looking for one-piece poles that will be hassle free. The staff also receives daily thank you emails and thank you cards packed with inspiring testimonies from happy customers - happy with their quality one-piece poles. Happy customers include serious hikers, runners with knee issues, individuals with weight management issues and those dealing with MS, Parkinson's, Diabetes, Neuropathy, Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Post Polio, rods in their backs, new knees, new hips and other challenges. In all of these situations, one-piece poles prove to add necessary stability and added confidence. Twist-locking poles are often reported to have failed, collapsed unexpectedly and/or impossible to change setting.
According to the Cooper Institute's Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sports 2002 publication, Nordic Ski Walking produces up to a 46 percent increase in energy consumption compared to regular walking. Other studies prove that Nordic Walking Poles reduce the stress to the weight bearing joints.
Here are just a few examples of what happy Nordic Walkers are saying:
"We couldn't get one of our adjustable poles to lock into place - right out of the box. We returned those immediately and ordered your one-piece poles the same day. Your quality poles arrived in record time and we have been using them everyday. Thanks for such a quality product! " - Karen
"Thanks so much for your support. I will get my research colleague, Dr. Finch to contact you.
I have the twist poles and they are a pain, one of the other keeps shrinking
I wish I had purchased the one-piece poles first. Your support is very much appreciated. It makes a huge difference to this type of research. Looking forward to working with you. Cheers" - Nancy
Doctors, physical therapists, fitness instructors and coaches are discovering the many benefits of using dependable and durable one-piece Nordic Walking Poles. Perfect sizing is achieved when an individual is strapped into the comfortable Nordic Walking Straps while standing tall and the elbow is parallel to the ground and the elbow is at 90 degrees.
Perfect length poles help us to automatically walk with a super straight back - better walking posture is biomechanically a good thing. This improved walking posture when combined with the unique 4-Wheel-Drive type action of walking with poles radically reduces the stress to the shins, knees, hips and back. Nordic Walking is low impact and yet provides a highly effective workout - burning more calories and working more muscle groups than regular walking.
Pete Edwards, the owner/founder/coach of The American Nordic Walking System and SKIWALKING.COM has hosted successful Nordic Walking Clinics for over 5 years and has introduced thousands of Americans to Nordic Walking - the fastest growing fitness activity in Europe. Over 6 million Europeans are Nordic Walking - in the cities, in the country and up in the mountains. Nordic Walking Poles are ideal for ALL ages and ALL fitness levels.