Walking rates high as a great form of exercise; it’s easy, everyone knows how to do it, it can be done most anywhere, and it requires little equipment. But what happens if we add walking poles?
Incorporating poles requires the body to use 90% of its muscles, as compared to 35% when walking without poles. By using more muscles, the intensity of the exercises increased. The current thought is that exercising at an intensive level may prove to be neuroprotective.
Pole walking is also ideal for people with PD as poles encourage upright posture, forces both arms to swing, increases step length, and provides an extra contact with the ground for balance problems.
This workshop will be led by Jayah Faye Paley, a fitness and wellness educator who presents hiking, walking and fitness seminars for national and state park associations and health related organizations around the country. Jayah, an AFAA and ACE-certified Personal Trainer, Mobility Coach and Educator, is the creator of the only comprehensive educational media on how to use poles, which includes two award-winning DVD's. For over 15 years, she has trained people of all ages, abilities and physical conditions such as Parkinson's, MS, arthritis, diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy.
Sun Lakes United Methodist Church- Lindsay Hall
9248 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 1:00- 3:00pm
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