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Nordic walking safe exercise for heart failure patients

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The exercise craze “Nordic” walking enables heart failure patients to safely exercise more intensely than normal, according to a Polish study presented at the Heart Failure Congress in Belgrade.

Nordic walking involves people using poles to copy the motions of cross country skiing.

The small study compared 12 heart failure patients with 12 healthy adults who did two six-minute walking tests on a treadmill.

Participants did one test with poles and one without.

Walking with poles increased oxygen consumption and heart rate compared to walking without poles, and there were no signs of cardiac ischaemia and no significant arrhythmias.

http://spo.escardio.org/AbstractDetails.aspx?id=103622&eevtid=53

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