Nordic Walking – this healthy kind of sport is recommended by NHS
Benefits from Nordic walking:
Beneficial for all
- Nordic Walking is quite unique in that it provides benefits for everybody.
- Whatever age, fitness level or goal – Nordic Walking is suitable, effective, and enjoyable.
- Tones the upper and lower body at the same time, so it is suitable therapeutic exercise for patients with back and neck problems.
- Improves posture and relieves shoulder and neck tension. So, it suits anyone who works 5-7 hours sitting in the office, drivers and etc.
- Uses 90% of the skeletal muscles!!!!
- Walking with Nordic poles burns up to 46% more calories than ordinary walking.
- Reduces the pressure on knees, hips and back, so it suits people with osteoarthritis.
- Great for the heart and lungs.
- Poles propel the walker along, making it easier to move faster than normal without feeling the effort.
- It is one of the most effective cross training techniques for athletes and sportspeople who require ultimate cardiovascular and endurance conditioning.
- Nordic walking is weight bearing exercise which means it strengths your bone density and helps in prevention of osteoporosis.
- Improves balance and coordination.
- Helps to reduce anxiety.
- Can be done anywhere – no need for hills, country paths, gym or even snow!
- It appeals to all ages and fitness levels.
- No need to wear special exercise clothing
- It is very sociable; participants can chat as they go!
- It is easy to learn and to keep up.
- It combines exercise with the nature which has been proven to boost mood.
One of the most important things for correct performing this kind of physical activities is proper poles:
Before you start to perform this kind of sport, please, make your health and lifestyle revision:
Make a quick health self-check as your habit before you go out for walking:
Pre-walk mini checklist
This success diary helps to monitor your progress.
Start your training with warm up and finish – with cool down routine