Why do some people use lightweight walking poles when they go walking?

This is something i've been wondering for a while. I live in an area where there are good walking spots and i've never used them but i've seen some people around here on walks using them and i've wondered why they walk with them when they could walk without them. Why do some people use lightweight walking poles when they go walking?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    They are usually used  for balance in hill/mountain walking, when navigating difficult parts.

  • 2 months ago

    It helps one balance oneself, and prevents falls. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It helps when you're not that fit, also with the balance, kinda like having a third leg. 

    For me. I don't know about others.

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