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Nordic Walking, Cancer

In this video, Gerred Popejoy spends about 8 minutes speaking on "Nordic Walking, Cancer" at the 46th Annual Cancer Convention held on Labor Day weekend by the Cancer Control Society.

About Gerred Popejoy

GERRED POPEJOY, D.C. majored in Biology at Point Loma College, San Diego in 1975 and later received his B.S. and D.C. Degrees at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1978. He served his internship there that same year.

From 1980 to 2001 he practiced with the Roseville Chiropractic Group. He then moved to Roseville Integrated Heathcare/Lifestyle Medicine and worked there from 2001 until 2006. Dr. Popejoy founded Nordic Walking Nations in 2015 and is currently Director of that organization. He previously belonged to the American Chiropractic Association and is currently a member of the California Chiropractic Association and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

He can be contacted by phone: (916) 765-4119 or by email [email protected]


Matches and surpasses those two exercises an hour.

And because in which is exciting.

And this has been a trend, it's been over 350 almost pointed medical studies that's been done in Europe since the. About 2000.

This allows people to walk farther, easier, with less pain.

Why? Because when you use the polls, it moves you about 30 percent faster in you. It moves you in a gliding action. And when it does that, it automatically takes 26 to 30 percent stress right off your hips, ankles and knees.

And so as we get older and we're walking with no extra support, distress goes right into that bad knee, that bad ankle with the poles. It redistributes distress throughout your whole body so that all of a sudden now you're able to walk much farther than you typically have been able to do.

Now, in United States, we're the only place in the world that pretty much all we do is trekking. Trekking is basically hiking poles.

Hiking poles are basically a ski pole with a loop. That's all it is.

Nordic walking poles, which I said earlier was which changed by the Finnish cross-country skiers. They modified the poles to fit an average person.

They have a they have a glove that you put your hand in to. No reason. Pretty a glove. It allows you to transfer the power from the glove into the pole so you squeeze you can open your hand up, squeeze in, open your hand up. And this allows you to get the blood moving in and out. And it's much easier on that area. Plus, it allows you to transfer and get into what we call four wheel drive, four wheel drive.

You think about the first 12 months when we're crawling. I call that four wheel drive goodwill on all fours, and then we've got cross crawl in that cross crawl.

Has resistance and that cross crawl resistance generates neurological pathways.

So with the polls, we're using the polls to transfer this into the ground as if you're crawling.

So now we're getting all the benefits of what we did when we were crawling as a chiropractor. This was the most fantastic thing I've ever seen because it does three things. First of all, it gives you good posture. Second, every step I take, it balances the Paris spinal muscles. And as a chiropractor and if you start looking at misalignments and in spinal problems is due to weakened Paris spinal muscle, which is difficult to really strengthen. So every step you're taking, you're working a pair of spinal muscles. Third is that because this is a resistant cross motor function


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