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Weight Loss and Body Mass Index

Pole Walking is the recommended physical activity for overweight people because it is easy to do and has less impact on hip and knee joints. Individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 28 usually are not committed to running or intense aerobic exercises. Because you are using nearly all your body muscles when you Nordic Pole Walk, the calorie burn rate is, on average, 20-30 percent higher than walking without poles. The higher the BMI, the more calories burned when Nordic Pole Walking. Nordic Pole Walking combined with a low carbohydrate diet is a great way to loose weight and keep the weight off.

  • 90%+ of working muscles burn up to 46% more calories – Average: 20% – 30% (Cooper Institute. Dallas, 2002)

 

Weight Loss

 

Heikkila et al (2004)

  • 13 Pole Walkers, 33-54-year old overweight (BMI 32 kg/m²) individual.
  • Subjects did exercise NW 4 months regularly HR controlled with progressive load.
  • The results did show that subjects did
  • lose weight (- 5kg on an average),
  • body fat (waist- 6.6cm),
  • improved in aerobic fitness (+29%), and in blood lipids.

 

Improvement BMI, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, Cholesterol

  • Zubrzycki et al (2008) also observed significant improvements in BMI, total fat mass, waist circumference, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in the pre- and perimenopausal women.

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