"Exercise has always presented a challenge for me. However, since being diagnosed as pre diabetic and having treatment for early breast cancer last year has changed my attitude. This spring my sacro iliac joints gave me a lot of pain. My chiropractor advised me to walk just 15 minutes a day. I tried it and it was doable for me. Gradually I got up to about half hour. But then I fell, twice. So I got my poles out.
Previously I had been too self conscious to use them. Five years they hid in the closet. Then I decided that picking myself up off the sidewalk is not the best, so use the poles! Now I love my poles. They keep me stable and eliminate my fear of falling. Pole walking is my priority now. In the morning I get up, get dressed and head out for a forty five minute walk. Then when I get back home, I start my day. Pole walking is amazing. I intend to keep faithful to my routine for as long as I can!"
- Marlene H., 72
Orillia, Ontario, Canada