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- Website: Mayo Clinic
- Resource type: Article
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Walking poles can turn a regular walk into a full-body workout. Walking poles work your arms, shoulders, chest and upper back muscles while you are going for a walk. They can also improve your balance and posture.
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fitness, walk, jog, run, gym, cardio, exercise, mobility, balance, fall, Nordic, pole, stick, cane
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Rated on: 9/25/2018 10:15:33 PM
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