As discussed on the AM650 breakfast show with Gerry O’Day.
Purchase a set of pink poles before October 31st, 2010 and Foot Solutions of Vancouver will donate $15.00 for each pink pole sold to Cancer Research in BC. That’s not all. Purchase a pink pole between now and December 21, 2011 and our head office will donate an additional $5.00 for each pink pole sale to Breast Cancer Research (with a minimum guaranteed donation of $100,000.00). So what are you waiting for, join our Balance Walking Club, get active and start spreading the word.
What is Balance Walking?
The “Balance Walking Movement” is a fit-for-life program that involves simple changes that anyone can do. It will help you adjust to a lifestyle that is right for a healthier, more active you, with as little as fifteen minutes per day. You will feel energized, relaxed, look and act years younger – no pills – no excuses – you can do this now!
The 4 Pillars of Balance Walking
1. Low Impact Activity
This is the major cornerstone of the Balance Walking Program. The technique is based on Balance Pole Walking. You will engage your core muscle groups while aligning your body for improved posture and body function. You will burn up to 50% more calories than regular walking.
2. Stress Reduction
Stress, along with being a contributor to your belt size, is also a factor in many other health issues, including obesity, heart disease and breast cancer. Since the goal of Balance Walking is to become healthier and more active, stress reduction is an important cornerstone of the program. This simple approach will rejuvenate your mind and body.
3. Food for Life
Throw diets out! They just do not work long-term. Eating is a joy of life that should be enjoyed. By eating less processed and more natural foods, as well as eating smaller portions more often, eating can be both enjoyable and healthy. You’ll stop counting calories and worrying about what you can’t eat, and will be more satisfied. Eat, drink and be merry – life is simple, why do we complicate it?
Maintaining and toning muscles will keep you looking younger and more active. Balance Walking includes some simple non time-consuming ways to maintain and tone your body, which will also kick start your metabolism rate! The average person loses approximately 30% of their muscle mass between the ages of 20 – 70.
How do I get started?
Join our local Balance Walking group at “Balance Walking Vancouver” on meetup.com and RSVP for our next introductory session (1st Saturday of each month). Or, purchase* a set of pink poles at your local Foot Solutions store, in support of Cancer research, and join our active Balance Walkers on their weekly walks. See “Balance Walking Vancouver” for all upcoming walks in your area.
* We’ll be sure to give you a jump-start on the technique when you visit us to purchase your poles. However, we do recommend you to stop in for our introductory session to learn more about Balance Walking technique, meet fellow Balance Walkers, and more. Other pole colours available.