Getting Active at Every Age and Stage

With a shocking 70% of children leaving organized sports by the age of 13(1) and obesity rates on the rise(2), we know that we need to be introducing our children to activities that they can do across a lifespan whether they are 5 or 95 years of age!
This webinar will walk through some of the most important and challenging stages of life and present the research on why Nordic Walking can be beneficial for each age group to ensure longevity and exercise adherence across a lifetime!
Agenda:

  • Shocking Stats & A look into the Sport-Lifecycle Trends
  • What is Nordic Walking?
  • Research supporting Nordic Walking for All Ages and Stages;
    • Childhood (3-11 Years)
    • Adolescence (12-18 Years)
    • Adulthood (Pre/Post Natal, Weight Management & Disease Prevention, Pre/Post Hip/Knee)
    • Seniors & Mitigating Falls

Time: 12:00-12:45 EST
Date: June 26th 2018

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Presenter: Gabriella De Nino, Registered Kinesiologist, CSEP-CPT & NCCP Certified Soccer Coach

Going downhill

For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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