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Publisher 15 Minutes a Day Wellness Weight Loss Study

Come join Woman 40 – 60 for the Publisher Wellness Weight Loss Study

Planned to begin  mid to late April

We will be organizing local groups, training, tracking results and preparing for articles in a major publication ( the name will be released soon ) for all those who qualify to participate using the Balance Walking Program over an 8 week period. The program will go on beyond 8 weeks for those who would like, as we believe most will be hooked and walking daily. Time is running out however…

Group of Walkers in March

The response has been overwhelming!

A Great Opportunity to Join our Program to Lose Weight and Improve your Health Today!

Tell Me More!

You + Poles = Results! You will be using Balance Walking poles along with a special surprise component (limited number of groups)! You will have the motivation and momentum of your group!  You will need minimum of 15minutes a day! You will experience:

  • Low Impact Aerobics
  • Strength & Stretch
  • Quiet Time
  • Suggested Healthy Eating guidelines / goals
  • Fun!!!

The Publisher of several well known Health and Wellness Magazines will be writing articles and tracking you in our 8 week supervised program.  We will be using 6-8 groups from around the US composed of 8 – 12 participants. There will be much interest, so do not hesitate to join us.

The Publisher will soon provide us with the next steps. In the mean time simply commit, so you do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Where can you help?

  • You can help locate or recommend in your local area a coach, wellness professional, or Dr who would have interest in supervising your group training and tracking for 8 weeks.
  • You must be willing to help locate other women ages 40 – 60ish who are looking to lose weight and increase fitness.
  • You can recommend others who want to join the program. Others that do not meet the criteria can participate, just not officially. Example: Moms with husbands, neighbors, Fitness advocates, etc.
  • You are not a conditioned participant (highly fit).
  • You need to be willing to train daily, track progress and provide testimonials.
  • You at this stage only need to contact Terry Kennedy the Executive Director of Balance Walking at tkennedy@balancewalking.com .

Provide your name, age, address, phone to begin today.

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Balance Walking is Inclusive All Ages and Abilities

Lack of activity and poor nutrition deliver a full plate of consequences today…

Obesity and Disease seems to be front page news everyday. We hear over and over, “Get Moving and Eat Healthy.” It’s clear this is a challenge. Yet, Balance Walking is an activity that’s easily done. No matter the age or ability, it takes very little time commitment. It is begins with the15minutes that keeps on giving, because of your muscle recruitment in the upper body. You can turn that1mile of walking with Balance Walking Poles in to the equivalent of nearly 2 miles of regular walking (depending on effort and skill). It is all inclusive for any level of fitness. It’s easy. It’s fun and extremely beneficial. It provides the momentum we all need for a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

All Ages can use Poles

Health and Fitness Business & Parks and Recreation Systems getting on-board…

I recently had numerous collaborative conversations with over dozen executives from the US and China in the Health and Fitness Business, as well as the Parks and Recreation Systems. These professionals serve all areas such as; private, non-profit, city, state, and federal as well as serving the needs of those who have physical and/or socio-economic challenges. These collaborations have me convinced that this is the right time for Balance Walking. Each one of these individuals wants to learn more as well as where to get the poles. My belief with these responses confirms again that Balance Walking is the “Next Fitness Wave of this Millennium”.

Poles for all sizes and ages... Mom will love it

Referred to as Nordic Walking or Pole Walking or…

Many are hearing more and more about Nordic Walking or Pole Walking as it is now beginning to seen and talked about in the US.  Balance Walking  encompasses many of the various pole techniques used in Nordic/Pole Walking from around the world. Varying the techniques when using your poles to deliver a safe, fitness and health exercise simply accommodates everyone. This activity will always deliver more and include the formulation for a balanced lifestyle – healthy eating, stress reduction, strength/flexibility and of course, the all important cardiovascular exercise.

Great parks to grab your poles and go

Poor Health an Epidemic in US is not a secret.

A great video from the CDC was recently completed emphasizing what I believe; in we are creating a nation with new physical dimensions and disease challenges out of control. The statistics are revealing – “Obesity costs this country about $150 billion a year, or almost 10 percent of the national medical budget. Approximately one in three adults and one in six children are obese. Obesity is epidemic in the United States today and a major cause of death, attributable to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes”. The epidemic of poor health is pointing to answers that start first with making better activity and nutrition choices; beginning at home, in our schools, in childcare facilities, work sites and our communities.

Those that live with health challenges can begin today by asking themselves this question. How long will I permit this train wreck to literally run out of control before I make better choices in healthy activity and eating for myself? The CDC video and others similarly do well at pointing to the problems, yet the vital component needs a spark and fuel to sustain better health for everyone. The spark is an army of excited advocates and mentors saying, “let’s go and make a difference now and tomorrow”.

Balance Walking Poles and Program

Contact Terry Kennedy at tkennedy@balancewalking.com to get started with your Balance Walking Poles and Program. It’s easy to learn, it’s for everyone and of course it’s a great exercise. If you might consider regular walking, then you will be excited to know that the benefits are multiplied almost 2 times when you grab your poles and move for as little as 5, 10 or 15minutes at time.

Get Healthy — Get Exercise

25% of Americans take less than 5000 Steps a Day

This needs to be a wake-up call for all of us today. 5000 Steps equates to a sedentary lifestyle, not to mention most Americans are not getting enough exercise daily. It comes down to Balance in a world that is competing for our choices each day. Those of us in the health and fitness business clearly see the train wreck. In fact some of us are being challenged with the same challenging choices daily.

So let’s begin with the end in sight now, to choose healthy actions each day, and bring back balance to living healthier today. And should you get off track, get back on, with the end in sight today…

I might suggest we start today and look for supporting pillars ( people, products, and places ) that deliver safely health and fitness education, motivation and leadership . With my recent invitation to serve on the board with the “Weekly Fitness Challenge” I know there is an organization serving to that end. This organization is assembling a worldwide team to bring back Healthy Balance by using mentors in “Changing the Shape of the World” .  The essence is start where you are, and begin to gather together with others to commit as you are likely to succeed… A team of two, a group of many – at work, with family, friends and neighbors as this builds the needed motivation and mentorship.

Let’s get started now and Step It Up! Begin at work if you are one of those that sit much of your day. Be flexible when you encounter work challenges that rob you of your allocated time by simply returning back to your fitness routine when your work permits time.  Remember we are paid to work, yet all know we function with higher productivity when endorphins kick in behind the desk. Ask your employer to join in, as this will cement the working relationship.  Avoid at all cost of being judgmental with every bump ( fitness disruption ) in your new routine as this can become an achilles heel ( the reasons you quit ) to your long term success.

This is the beauty of walking with the new Balance Walking Poles as you will find quickly — convenience, ease of use, and endorphins kicking in — with your routine. Not to mention those that see you walking or jogging with poles will in their curiosity ask questions about the poles  and succumb to getting their own poles, especially when you talk – more calories. And if you do not believe me, try it anyway, as I will let time prove me right here.

To get started let’s do some quick math first, which will evolve in to a written goal, followed with an achieved goal. OK, take a 5 minute break at work on the move with your poles every 60 minutes and you will have on an average 8 hour work day — 40minutes of activity. Wow! Let’s see that is 5 workdays which converts in to 3 hours and 20minutes. Now of course no need to stick with 5 minutes as your schedule may permit longer or shorter periods of time. The calories used while walking with your poles nearly doubles over regular walking. This of course is dependent on your speed and skills.

Here are some good numbers for Steps and Stats

  • 2.5 feet: average person’s stride length
  • 2,100 average steps: about one mile
  • 10,000 steps: about 5 miles
  • 10,000 steps “without poles”: expends about 300 – 400 cal. (depends on body size ,walking speed, and skill)
  • 10,000 steps “with poles”: expends about 500 to 600 cal. (depends on body size, walking speed,and skill)
  • 1,200 steps: 10 minutes of walking
  • 3,100 – 4,000 steps: 30 minutes of moderately intense walking

Note: all these equivalents are averages that will vary among individuals

Sources: Research Digest, Walking.about.com with additional calculations with Poles

Ranking Steps for a more active lifestyle

  • sedentary: <5,000 steps/day
  • low active: 5,000-7,499 steps/day
  • somewhat active: 7,500-9,999 steps/day
  • active: >or=10,000 steps/day
  • highly active: >12,500 steps/day

Source: Tudor-Locke C, Bassett DR Jr., Sports Medicine

We will continue to study and research over and over and even debate exercise and disease processes. And with that debate on how much, how long and on and … I suggest lets all get up and move. The study below at least recognizes that you can not sit or virtually remain motionless most of the day and think that one 30minute session is all you need 5 days a week.

Even With Regular Exercise, People With Inactive Lifestyles More at Risk for Chronic Diseases

ScienceDaily (Aug. 1, 2011) — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Americans have inactive lifestyles (they take fewer than 5,000 steps a day) and 75 percent do not meet the weekly exercise recommendations (150 minutes of moderate activity each week and muscle-strengthening activity twice a week) to maintain good health. read more click here

Balance Walking community outreach and Susan G Komen for the Cure

Start Your Group Today

Great news with the Balance Walking Poles and Susan G Komen Affiliates… With the addition of several great tools and ideas we can help you start your own local group in your workplace or neighborhood… In fact last week we started another Pink Pole Balance Walking group that started at the Silver Comet Trail in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday @ 9a.m… In the 3 days prior to the Meetup 12 people signed up to participate… This walk will occur each Saturday at 9am for those that rsvp… We start with instruction and warm-up at the Silver Comet Depot… If Saturday does not work we will create other groups that may desire other days and times…

These walks are open to everyone that can walk whom wants to get more out of walking…  Simply go to to Meetup – Join – RSVP and we will provide the loaner poles, instruction and motivation… If you have questions go ahead and send an email to Terry Kennedy at tkennedy@balancewalking.com …

Lastly, let’s not forget that we are beginning to receive requests from Susan G Komen for the Cure participants and local affiliates, asking to help them create new and grow existing groups… And yes this provides unlimited year round walkers… Wait till you see the cool poles…. And yes up to 10.00 will go to Susan G Komen for the Cure and your Local Affiliate… Your Poles and Book

ACE CECs Now being offered for the Premier of Balance Walking Education Program

The Balance Walking Education Program has just been approved by ACE as a Continuing Education Provider. You will be well pleased with the timing of the release with our new partnerships and compensation program when you register as a Master or Coach.

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You will now receive 0.4 credits by registering at Ace Website click here. The Course is an online format for convenience. The course will equip and encourage you to implement your own individual, group and corporate program, using the tools to deliver the best knowledge and teaching technical expertise for a beginning to an advanced program. We will provide your demo starter package to include: Balance Walking Poles, video access, fanny pack, all the necessary curriculum study and business tools to help you promote and grow your business using our Online Marketing Directory.

Why do you want to move on this today? Because by mentioning this post, you will receive the Complete Balance Walking Education Program with a great discount.

We have been answering an influx of inquiries from those who want to learn how and where and have a desire to use their Walking Poles with other walkers. A few weeks back, over18,000 people turned out for Atlanta’s 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!

We had a nice team who was pumped to use their Susan G. Komen Pink Poles.

Everyone met many passionate walkers and runners impacted by breast cancer. The touching talks – watch the event on video and come out next year!

And, of course, shoot me an email at tkennedy@balancewalking.com or a call to 770-916-5996 if you are ready to get started.