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A Walk a Day Keeps Chronic Illness at Bay!

Is walking becoming the new prescription for health? As Canadian Physicians start prescribing exercise to their patients as a way to combat illness and disease, the Canadian Walking Academy launches their Inaugural Walking Events across the Country.

 
 
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PRLog - May 1, 2012 - TORONTO, Canada -- Toronto ON – May 1, 2012 - We’ve all been hearing about it, our grandparents swore by it, and now Canadian Physicians are starting to prescribe it – Exercise, and more specifically walking for exercise. That’s right, walking is the new prescription doctors are referring for patients to combat and manage chronic illness. And while most people think that they need to introduce a rigorous exercise regime or train for a tri-athalon, research shows that 30 minutes of moderate daily exercise is all you need.  Introducing The Canadian Walking Academy to help get people moving and healthy again!

70% of Canadians claim walking for exercise is their preferred physical activity.

Since 70% of Canadians claim that walking is their preferred physical activity, The Canadian Walking Academy is launching walking programs for everyday people– to get people moving, get them moving effectively and with maximum benefit, and do it in a low-cost environment that’s accessible to all.  New research proves that raising fitness levels will help to prevent the most common diseases and reduce or even eliminate the need for prescription drugs.  It’s been proven that 75% of lifestyle-related diseases can be prevented through regular physical activity, and yet only 15% of Canadians meet the minimum exercise standard of 30 minutes of moderate daily activity.

Dr. Klaus Schwanbeck, Founder of Nordixx Pole Walking Canada, says that while this program is not new to Nordixx Pole Walking, the creation of an Academy to promote walking for health should give Canadians an official organization to consult with and help kick-start the practice, along with additional supports to maintain their motivation. “Through our Canadian Walking Academy we are trying to provide greater educational opportunities and practical instruction to Canadians.” says Dr. Klaus, “This more formal association will benefit our existing partnerships with major health organizations like The Canadian Diabetes Association who for example have actually launched downloadable exercise prescriptions for Doctors and will give five prescription options for patients based on their activity and fitness levels”.
(Link to the site:  http://www.diabetes.ca/documents/for-professionals/Patien... )

Dr. Klaus explains that some of the objectives for the Canadian Walking Academy Program are to:

1. Educate people on the benefits of Walking and Nordic Pole Walking.
2. Educate about walking programs that help to prevent or “cure” most common chronic diseases.
3. Educate ‘walkers’ on how to choose the right walking program to achieve individual goals, like Fitness, weight loss,
   diabetes, high blood pressure, back pain, neck pain and others.
4. Explaining scientific studies in lay terms regarding their health benefits.
5. Provide recommendations on how to make regular walking as a part of active life style.

Nordixx Pole Walking Canada Inc. provides special programs that reach out to millions of Canadians. In addition to raising awareness and funds for many health organizations, they have been gaining increased recognition and support from major health promoters like The Canadian Diabetes Association-GTA, Osteoporosis Canada the Ottawa Cancer Foundation, the Trillium Foundation, CARP (the Canadian Association of Retired Persons) and major hospitals including Sunnybrook Hospital.  The Greek Philosopher Hippocrates once said “Walking is man’s best medicine”.  
Nordic Pole Waling is just The Smarter Way to Walk.  

For a list of launch dates in your area, starting with the first in Whitby ON on May 16th from 7-9pm at the Whitby Marina,  to interview Dr. Klaus or talk to a master instructor in your area, please contact:

Rania Walker
Phone: 416-258-8953
E-mail: raniaspeaks@yahoo.ca
www.rwspeakboutique.com

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