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Nordic Pole Walking Club

Starting Today Monday, November 4th, the Wellness Centre will be starting a new program!pole_walking

With the winter months and weather coming in rather fast this past week we will be starting to “run” a Nordic Pole Walking Club here at Toronto General Hospital.

The club will meet from 12 noon to 1 PM and go for a 3-5km walk.  Meet at the Wellness Centre.

This is an excellent opportunity for staff to come out and take a lovely stroll while on their lunch break 🙂

Bring your friends and co-workers and just go for a nice walk, have a talk about last nights game or perhaps how your dog Tyson has been doing.

For those of participating in Activate Your Commute this is an excellent opportunity to help build up those steps and then log them to win some awesome prizes!

I’ll be sure to see ya on Monday at the Wellness Centre at noon!

Lace Up and get ready to walk 🙂

Pole Walking…Nordic Style

Nordic Pole Walking was created in the early 90’s as an alternative for cross-country skiers to train during the summer months. It is a low-impact form of exercise that involves walking with a pair of poles, hence the name “Nordic Pole Walking”.

pole_walkingOne of the most amazing things about Nordic Pole Walking is that it is low-impact and yields such amazingly health benefits for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Earlier today I took part in a 1-hour Pole Walking adventure, and I must say it was a fun!!  An experience I know I’ll enjoy again…and  I’m going to be sore tomorrow, haha :p

One of the other participants during the walk stated, “I’ve never had to think so hard while walking!”, and I would have to agree with her. Not only does it work your cardiovascular system and is an excellent resistance workout, it is also somewhat of a mental challenge. Our instructor reminded us during the walk to coordinate the poles with every step while also maintaining good posture and remembering to swing and push with your shoulders as you walk with a slight “strut/swag”‘. If you are interested in trying pole walking please contact the Wellness Centre at the UHN!

Thank you to Insideout Physiotherapy & Wellness Group for the awesome time and I look forward to poling again 🙂

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