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The Benefits of Using Walking Sticks or Poles

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If you love walking as a cardio exercise as much as we do and are looking to add variety to your walks, consider adding walking sticks or poles to your regular hikes. The addition of walking sticks or “trekking poles” is a great way to maximize your body’s capabilities during a walk. Additionally, it provides many health benefits that may not seem obvious.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). Some of Meredith’s personal experiences in learning about the benefits of using walking sticks through a class she took previously.

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2). How getting started with walking sticks or poles comes with a learning curve which is important in order to maximize benefits and avoid injury.

3). Some of the different varieties of walking sticks that are available, which ones are designed for various walking surfaces and gripping textures.

4). Some of the cardiovascular and strength training benefits that using walking sticks provides towards your whole body; upper, lower, and core.

5). How using walking sticks or poles can make you feel more independent especially as we age by not only providing physical health benefits but the emotional and mental as well.

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Originally published November 27, 2023

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