Why take only half your body for a walk?
Now, you can just schlep your walking poles around – that’s just carrying or dragging them or flicking them forward so you’re not able to properly plant them to pull back-on or push-off of – and you will still be getting more than if you were walking without Poles.
Or, you could learn to ‘really’ use your Walking Poles. Use them so that each step you make takes advantage of your whole body helping you to engage double the muscles!
Why not minimize your efforts while you maximizing your results?