The following segment aired on Incredible Discoveries on Lifetime Television. Joining Incredible Discoveries was Sheri Simson of Keenfit to discuss Keenfit Walking Poles
Incredible Discoveries on Lifetime Television Guest: Sheri Simson
Incredible Discoveries on Lifetime Television: Walking is something we do every day. We walk because we have to; we walk because we want to, and some of us even walk for exercise. Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise we can do, even though most people don’t think of it as a workout. Believe it or not – as healthy as walking can be for you, you use less than 50% of your major muscles, regardless of how fast you go, or how hard you swing your arms. 30 minutes of moderate-paced walking only burns 112 calories.
Can you be sure you’re getting all you can from your stroll around the block? Now, you can burn 22% and even up to 48% more calories with each step by simply adding Keenfit walking poles. As seen on Incredible Discoveries, with Keenfit walking poles, you will enhance your daily walk by engaging over 90 percent of your major muscles. Turn your walk into a “total-body” workout – strengthening your arms, legs, back, and your entire core, while aligning your posture. You’ll do this all with less effort than walking, alone.
Walking is simply the best exercise because you can do it any time, any place. When you use the poles, you optimize how the rest of your body is experiencing the exercise. It’s really catching on; you see people with the walking poles everywhere. With the way that the economy is going, this is a nice, easy, cheap way to stay fit. Join the millions of people all across the world that are turning their daily walk into a more beneficial workout by using walking poles and incorporating the easy to learn Keenfit walking system.
Incredible Discoveries: I’m Brian Fasulo here at the beautiful spa beach in St. Petersburg, Florida for the Keenfit pole walking challenge. Here with me is my co-host, the energetic and passionate Sheri Simson, a.k.a. “the pole lady”. That’s right, she is not only the founder of Keenfit “the pole walking company” but a health and fitness ambassador – here to tell us how walking poles not only changed her life but why Incredible Discoveries viewers should take the Keenfit challenge today.
Simson: I’m so happy to be here and I’m so excited to tell Incredible Discoveries all about pole walking. I’m anxious to motivate them to try Keenfit walking poles and take the challenge today.
Incredible Discoveries: I think it’s kind of funny because we’re calling it a challenge, but as most people have found out, it’s not a challenge at all.
Simson: It really isn’t. It’s truly one of the easiest forms of exercise you’ll ever do, and one of the most beneficial activities you’ll ever try. Did you know that 30 minutes of pole walking is equal to 50 minutes of regular walking? That’s double your rewards in half the time.
Incredible Discoveries: You know, right now I’m sure people are sitting at home and are saying “What is pole walking, to begin with?” So let’s hear from Sheri.
Simson: Pole walking is a rhythmically energizing form of walking. It includes using a specially designed pair of poles that help you, with less effort, incorporate your entire body rather than just your lower body. When we walk without poles, we use less than 50 percent of our muscles. When we use poles, we use over 90 percent. It basically turns a simple walk around the block into an efficient, effective, aerobic total body workout.
Incredible Discoveries: Let’s first get to the benefits of what these walking poles can really do for you.
Simson: You know – you are going to love them. Some wonderful things happen when you use Keenfit poles. One of the biggest comments I get is, “I can’t get over how tall I stand”. You know, we’re a really bad nation for slouching, and when we slouch, we actually cause chronic pain in our shoulders, neck and spine, as well. We compress our chest cavities, causing ourselves to breathe shallow, and that’s not healthy for us. Just standing taller helps us to think clearer and have a lot more energy.
Incredible Discoveries: So, Keenfit walking poles can actually help me, because I’m guilty of having a slouch.
Simson: It distributes the weight differently. You become basically a four-legged animal, and in doing so, we lighten our load by over 26% of our weight. You know, humans are the only mammals that stand upright, so the Keenfit poles are really helping the way it should be. It increases our cardio as well as our calorie burn. As a matter of fact, they’ve done a study on a bunch of walkers in Cooper Institute, Dallas, Texas. The walkers registered their cardio and calorie burn. This group was taught how to use the poles and was instructed to not go any faster or any harder than what they were told. Guess what? Every single one of them increased a minimum of 20% in their cardio and they burned between 22 and 48 percent more calories.
Incredible Discoveries: Almost 50% more calories? That is unbelievable. So, using Keenfit poles is actually better for your body than regular walking?
Simson: I tell you, we used to think that walking was one of the easiest forms of exercise we could do, but I tell you, pole walking is not only easier on you, it’s easier to do, but a lot more beneficial.
Incredible Discoveries: Well, I guess that’s a major reason why millions of northern Europeans have been doing this activity for decades.
Simson: I don’t know if you realize this, Brian, but for over 20 years in Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, 80% of the homes own and use poles. And remember, 30 minutes of pole walking is equal to 50 minutes of regular walking.
Incredible Discoveries: It sounds like you can take a simple walk around the block and turn it into an efficient, effective, aerobic, total body workout and have fun doing it.
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