FEBRUARY 24, 2015 | Jayah Faye Paley explains that “learning how to use poles enables you to navigate everyday obstacles as well as improve balance, endurance, walking gait, agility and posture. When polewalking, you feel taller and more confident! A profound freedom of movement is experienced – as if you have 4 legs.” Her list of other benefits includes:
Benefits of Poles for Walking, Exercise, Balance & Mobility
- Achieve, maintain, even regain mobility
- Use upper body muscles to improve strength and help preserve joints
- Reduce stress on knees, hips and spine
- Achieve a more even gait & reduce risk of falling
- Maintain & Restore spine function; improve bone density
- Enjoy the outdoors, connect with your buddies and get great exercise!
Jayah Faye Paley is a mobility coach, ACE & AFAA certified personal trainer and educator. She teaches for many organizations including State and National Parks, East Bay Regional Park District, Point Reyes National Seashore and many city, county and community agencies. Jayah will be making special appearances at Moving Day® San Francisco on Sunday, April 19 at Justin Herman Plaza and at Moving Day® Silicon Valley on Saturday, April 25 in San Jose at the Arena Green East, starting at 9:30am. She will be showing and demonstrating different models of poles and tips – including special poles and tips for balance.
Moving Day is a unique fundraising event made possible by National Parkinson Foundation and presented throughout the country. The goal of the event is to educate the community and bring awareness to the fight against Parkinson’s disease (PD). Register at http://www.movingdaybayarea.org Join one of the existing teams or start a team of your own friends and family! For more information, contact Colleen Fischer, Moving Day® Bay Area Coordinator, National Parkinson Foundation at 925-421-6737 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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