All About Nordic Walking
Nordic Walking is quickly becoming the latest trend in fitness and is growing rapidly across the UK. Originating in Scandinavia, Nordic Walking uses a walking stick to increase the amount of force or effort required when walking.
What is Nordic Walking?
The great thing about exercise is the holistic nature of the exercise regime, training the body and mind. This is a great way to improve your overall general health. Nordic Walking is a simple exercise that most able-bodied people can do. It doesn’t require a lot of skill or coordination and is a great way to stay in shape and help with weight loss. This form of exercise has much less impact on the body than running and other forms of exercise so it is great for improving fitness while caring for delicate leg and knee joints.
Using a walking stick helps tone your upper body and arms while burning more calories than regular walking. It is also a great sport for people who enjoy socializing while exercising. There are plenty of local walking groups, just look for the nearest instructor/club online. You’re guaranteed to find like-minded people and have fun while working out.
From its roots in cross-country skiing, Nordic Walking has evolved on its own and is quickly becoming a new fitness phenomenon in the UK. When choosing a class, make sure your trainer is certified and experienced. This will ensure that you get the most out of your session. Many companies will provide you with a walking stick if you don’t already have one and can advise you where to buy a cane and the costs involved if you want to take the sport further.
Benefits of Nordic Walking
The Nordic Way has many benefits. This exercise, which is similar to a cross trainer, works your upper and lower body as you propel yourself forward with a support bar. It is suitable for all abilities and ages and is a great way to get in shape. Statistics show that connecting outdoor exercise with nature has many advantages of lifting the mood and being a green activity makes everything better for the environment. Nordic Walking is a great way to network and meet like-minded people, while staying fit and healthy in any weather!
Here are some key points about Nordic Walking:
- Burns up to 400 calories per hour compared to 280 calories per hour with normal walking
Helps support hip, knee and ankle joints
This results in an increase in energy consumption of up to 46% when compared to normal walking
- It increases the heart rate at a certain speed
- Using a pole helps and improves balance and stability and you can see results if you attend regular sessions
Helps reduce tension and pain in the neck, shoulders and back
Help relieve stress and increase a sense of personal well-being
Nordic Walking is a fantastic way to take care of your body, mind and spirit. It fits most people and requires limited equipment. Try Nordic Walking, I’m sure you’ll love it and find it an easy form of exercise to follow!