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.

Physical Benefits

  • 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.

Other Benefits

  •  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

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