Find out why Nordic Walking is so good for you!
I read an article about British Nordic Walking https://britishnordicwalking.org.uk/ It was exactly the inspiration I needed to hunt out my poles and reintroduce myself to the joys of this unique form of exercise.
There is a group somewhere near you
A group meets at Clumber Park not far from where I live https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park every Friday morning. An induction period is available for newcomers and poles can be hired for just £1, prior to the main event which is £5. Fully-qualified British Nordic Walking instructors lead the group.
So what is Nordic Walking?
Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance the walking experience. Using a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic, cross-country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuine, whole-body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running!
What are the benefits of Nordic Walking?
Nordic Walking combines the simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning, similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full-body workout, which means:
•46% more calories burned, compared to walking without poles
•less tension in the neck and shoulders
•posture and gait is improved
•back and abdominal muscles are strengthened
•the impact on joints is reduced
And most importantly…
… because Nordic Walking doesn’t feel like hard work you’ll be happy to walk further and for longer.
Finish with a stretch
A fifty minute walk through the woods later and we were back to where we started for a ‘stretch’.
It’s not all about the exercise
But it’s not all about the exercise, there’s the fresh air too and who doesn’t love trees? And it’s also an opportunity to meet like-minded people. What more could you want?
You never know, it might be just what you are looking for
Find a session nearby to discover just how good Nordic Walking is for you.