Benefits of Nordic Walking

What Is Nordic Walking?

 

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Nordic walking, (also called Pole Walking), is a safe, easy, moderate intensity aerobic sport walking technique with poles, which derives from Cross-Country skiing, with specially designed poles similar to ski poles which have been designed to use as much muscle as possible and it uses during regular fitness walking which involves exerting force on the poles with each stride benefiting your whole body movement and building a physical fitness stimulation unlike normal walking,

as gentle as normal walking and as effective as skiing or jogging, benefiting 90% of all your core body muscles all the way from your head to your toes : from your upper chest, lats, shoulders, triceps, biceps, abdominal, spinal to your other body muscles. Nordic Walking has a number of additional health benefits over normal walking. It enables you to consume up to 45% more energy than a normal walk It boosts your general physical fitness and it improves your body shape, posture, balance, coordination and stamina. It enhances your mood and it is also effective for weight loss, joints, low back (lumbar) and heart conditions.

It is also a very effective way to exercise without the extra stress on your muscle and joints and it can be practiced in any location in the city, parks, on the beach, hills and mountains.Doctors say that Nordic walking can lower your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease and stroke, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Lung Disease, Alzheimer, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Obesity and back Joints (lumbar) pain and joint

replacements.

Walking in nature refreshes and energizes the body and mind and soul and keeps them in harmony and balance and helps alleviate stress and mood swings in a more efficient way than the normal walking.

Why Nordic Walking is the perfect Total Body Workout?

Benefits of Nordic Walking

Physical Fitness exercises with poles add strength and flexibility to the whole body

  • It activates 90% of the body’s muscles
  • It’s a safe and healthy physical activity for your heart: with an additional 20-46% oxygen consumption
  • It develops strength and stability, it’s light for your joints and it enhances flexibility, stability, posture, balance and coordination
  • It burns up to 46 % more calories than regular walking.
  • It harmonizes your mind & body and it has greater effects on balancing your mood and stress levels than regular walking
  • It is a perfect full body workout where almost every muscle is in motion.
  • It Strengthens and tones the shoulders upper arms, and back muscles and it relieves your muscle tension around the neck and shoulders at the same time
  • It boost the metabolism and stamina with an increased blood circulation and it is easily sustained within one’s optimal pulse range
  • When Walking with poles up and down hill, your knee joints are prone to less stress
  • It is effective for training for endurance sports activities
  • It strengthens the abdominal muscles, decreases strain on the back and lower back (lumbar) problems
  • It can be practiced as a very effective rehabilitation therapy training routine for cardio-vascular patients and those suffering from low back (lumbar) and leg pain.