What does "Nordic walking" mean?
Originally Nordic walking was regarded as a summer training activity for skiers. Special walking poles are its required attribute. They are designed in such a way that the upper body exertion is transformed to push you forward in the process of walking. Today it is a popularly accepted method to turn a walk into a general strengthening exercise for the whole body.
For whom is Nordic walking recommended?
You may go in forNordic walking regardless of age or physical fitness. It may range from calm walks if you have certain physical complaints, up to serious training walks aimed at improving your shape or losing weight.
What equipment is required?
You will require a pair of Nordic walking poles, walking shoes and suitable clothes. Pay attention that Nordic walking poles differ from the poles for trekking in a way the strap is used and the angle they are planted on the ground.
How do the poles work?
If you put the poles to their proper use, they help to reduce the strain of your knees and leg joints. As a result your feet feel better.
What is the technique?
You should move as usual and in your natural manner. Your arms should be swung with straight elbows, analogously to marching soldiers.
Is Nordic walking beneficial to health?
Nordicwalking as a regular activity can reduce the risks of different chronic diseases connected with cardiovascular and endocrine systems. This type of physical training can also help to lose weight as a part of complex programmes.