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Medical Minute: The Surprising Benefits Of Pole Walking

Nordic pole walking changes your gait, which can lead to a lot of health benefits.
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In this “Medical Minute,” reporter Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr Ford Vox talk about the Nordic import of pole walking, also known as polestriding.

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Buress and Vox talk about how the activity changes the way you walk and the growing body of research that says it’s beneficial for a variety of medical conditions, ranging from simple arthritis to peripheral artery disease, and even Parkinson’s disease.

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