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Activating older adults with 'Nordic' pole walking and exercise programs by Tom Rutlin, BS

Among the most basic of all human activities, walking is essential to maintaining functional independence as we age. However, declining confidence, muscle fitness and proprioception (which allows us to sense body position in space) can threaten our ability to walk safely and thus stay independent. “Nordic” pole walking and pole exercise programs offer simple, effective options for regular physical activity participation, promoting health, function and independence in older adults.

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