Generalversammlung 2016

Die Generalversammlung für unsere Mitglieder und die, die sich für unsere Aktivitäten interessieren, findet statt am Mittwoch, 02.03.2016, 19.00 Uhr in der Salle Associative in Ernster.

Wenn Sie Ideen, Anregungen und Fragen haben: schreiben Sie uns mit Hilfe des Kontaktformulars. Das Comitée trifft sich regelmäßig, um die Mitgliederinteressen zu vertreten.

Wussten Sie schon?

Ein Bericht aus dem "British Journal of Sports Medicine" bestätigt, was wir bei Nordic & Walk ja eigentlich schon wussten: regelmäßiges zügiges Walken/Wandern, vor allem in der Gruppe ausgeübt, fördert erheblich die Gesundheit. Was sich alles im Körper dabei tut, lesen Sie im nachfolgenden Artikel:

February 19, 2015

Participating in Walking Groups Is Associated with Wide-Ranging Health Benefits

Paul S. Mueller, MD, MPH, FACP reviewing Hanson S and Jones A. Br J Sports Med 2015 Jan 19.

Paul S. Mueller, MD, MPH, FACP

Benefits include improvements in blood pressure, lung function, body-mass index, and risk for depression. Paul S. Mueller, MD, MPH, FACP

Regular brisk walking (i.e., walking at a pace of 3–5 miles per hour) is a convenient form of exercise. Evidence suggests that joining a walking group not only is a cost-effective way to increase physical activity but that it also improves adherence to walking. To assess the health benefits of outdoor group walking, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 42 studies from 14 countries involving 1843 participants (mean age, 54; 74% women) and 74,000 hours of participant walking time. Time spent walking ranged from 20 to 460 minutes weekly, and studies ranged in duration from 3 weeks to 1 year. Mean adherence was 75%.During the intervention, participants in walking groups showed significant improvements in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, resting heart rate, percent body fat, body-mass index, total cholesterol, depression scores, maximum volume of oxygen consumption (VO2max), 6-minute walk time, and quality of life for physical functioning. No adverse effects were reported.

Comment:

 This meta-analysis indicates that participating in outdoor walking groups has many physiological and psychological health benefits. A vexing challenge for patients is how to initiate and sustain an exercise program. Joining a walking group is easy, convenient, and safe, and it's associated with high participant adherence (presumably because of the social and supportive aspects of group walking).