Clinical interventions in obese individuals have provided evidence that regular aerobic exercise training significantly improves metabolic syndrome risk factors. The physiological responses to walking with and without walking poles (walking sticks) has provided evidence that walking with poles significantly increases oxygen uptake, heart rate, and caloric expenditure compared to walking without poles at the same speed in both fit and unfit individuals. The evidence has shown that total caloric expenditure in a 30 minute session is significanly greater during pole walking. However, research has yet to be conducted on middle-aged women (age 40-64) with metabolic syndrome to compare the effects of walking with and without sticks on metabolic, physiolgical and biomechanical parameters. ….
This is what I’m beginning at 2:30pm this afternoon.