This Article is About
cross country ski
oxygen consumption
personal trainers
heart rate
weight watchers
ankles
medical condition
high energy
Benefits From Nordic Walking
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Anyone who is capable of walking will reap benefits from Nordic walking. It is a form of walking that can be done by any person of any age and ability. Nordic walking uses poles which encourage you to use your upper body and arms as well as your legs when walking. This high energy style of walking burns a lot more calories and lessens the impact on joints like ankles, knees and hips. As you can do this almost anywhere at any time of the year without snow or skis and you have a great opportunity to get out and walk in fantastic scenery.

Nordic walking was introduced in Finland as an out of season training regime for cross-country skiers, also known as ski walking.

The poles are similar to ski poles, but shorter than cross-country ski poles. The use of poles means that the upper body muscles are used to propel the walker forward at a faster speed than normal.

The Nordic Walking technique.

To get the most benefits from Nordic walking you need to adopt the correct technique

- Insert your hands into the glove and securely and lightly hold the handles.
- With your hands down by your side, drop the poles down so that the tips are behind you.
- Walk forward and as each arm reaches the top of its forward swing, put the tip of the
pole down, slightly behind you.
- Push your arms back into the poles as you walk forward.
- As your arm moves back past your hip, push back on the pole. This will increase your
momentum forward.

Everyone can enjoy the benefits from Nordic Walking.

This is a fast growing activity used by personal trainers, weight watchers, doctors, armed forces, health professionals who have seen the benefits from Nordic walking. It is affordable and fun. Everyone can benefit, whether you have a medical condition or a highly toned athlete regardless of age.

Enjoy some of the following benefits.

- Good for heart rate and lungs. Improves oxygen consumption.
- Burn up to 45% more calories more than ordinary walking – like swimming
or running without the pain.
- Uses up to 90% of upper body muscles. Good workout for arms, shoulders,
neck, chest and back muscles.
- Reduces the stress on knee, ankle and hip joints.
- Increases endurance and stamina.
- Improves everyday activity such as standing, reaching and getting up.
- Sociable activity. Can walk in groups and chat as you exercise.
- Enhances you sense of well being.
- Reduces stress, anxiety and tiredness. People tend to feel better after some
exercise.

So for those who enjoy the outdoors and would like to stay fit or become fitter, I recommend you get out there and try it. It is relatively inexpensive to start, you can do it all the year round and you can have fun.

A seasoned walker who lives in the UK and spends a lot of time outdoors in the beautiful English countryside. I enjoy all types of scenery from the mountains in the Lake District, Wales and Scotland, the Yorkshire Dales, the coastline of Cornwall to the downs in the south of England.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Does Running Burn Belly Fat?
Are you looking for an exercise that is linked to all sorts of health benefits? Though some may not like cardio exercise, but this one beats stair-stepper, rowing, cross-country ski, and stationary bike when it comes to calories burned per hour. With running, you can burn up to 1,000 calories…
By: Lemuel in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Mar 08, 2012  
2
  Likes: 5

Which is the best combination of exercises for those at risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases?
My dear friends if you belong to the category of overweight fellow citizens and try to lose excess weight I am sure you will have read numerous articles and possibly you have tried some diets sell either online or offline. Even worse, you may have spend a decent amount of…
By: George Geroulias in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jul 27, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Lose Weight: Epoc And BMR
Hey, today I'll be talking about EPOC, i.e. Excess post exercise oxygen consumption or the afterburn effect and BMR i.e. basal metabolic rate.EPOC refers to the extra calories required to be burned by the body, even when there is no apparent physical activity. This happens because the muscles have been…
By: Khushwant in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Nov 04, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Why You Might Need A Hula Hoop: It's Not Just Kid Stuff
The hula hoop, introduced as a child's toy many decades ago is more than a toy. According to the American Council on Exercise or ACE, hula hooping is actually a fully validated exercise tool and can provide many of the same benefits that you would get from jogging or any…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jun 27, 2012  
5
  Likes: 3

Lose Fat But Gain Muscle: Weight Training
Today I'll be talking about how one can lose fatbut gain muscle byweight training. Losing fat and gaining muscle go hand in hand. Weight training helps one to increase his or her muscle mass which calls on the body to burn more calories for its survival. And it all happens…
By: Khushwant in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Oct 27, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Ddpyoga - The Best Beginner Workout
For this post, I want to give a testimonial on the exercise program that kickstarted my journey from being a clumsy oaf to an aspiring dancer. That program is DDPYoga. When it comes to home workouts with no equipment, this is the best beginner workout program I can humanly imagine.…
By: Bobby13 in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jun 04, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

3 Lessons From THE Biggest Loser
Everywhere throughout the world, after a long time, a great many individuals are bolted to their TV sets - however not to watch the most recent cleanser, or CSI. Not to watch Jay Leno or Sex in the City. Not to see who outmaneuvers, outlives and beats others in Survivor.…
By: Kat Li in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jun 02, 2016  
1
  Likes: 1

2 Steps To Six Pack Abs
For one thing, I need to specify that, for most people, getting well defined abs is not a simple undertaking. It requires devotion, however it is possible! The following is a general 2-stage control that, if took after religiously for 3 months, will deliver results. Step 1: Nutrition This is…
By: Kat Li in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 31, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Best Workout for Your Abs
Getting the best workout for your abs seems to take on a lot more importance when you know the summer is coming. When the nice weather comes out, people start dressing in fewer layers and showing off more of their bodies. If the thought of that makes you nervous, it's…
By: Ervin in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

5 Super Simple Exercise Tips
With each New Year comes the determination to start working out. Maybe even you made a guarantee to include more practice into your day. On the off chance that your endeavors at practicing are not going and you had arranged, investigate these tips. They may get you back on track.…
By: Kat Li in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 24, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Best Ways to Keep Elderly Bones Healthy
Growing older does not mean a senior has to take on a slew of medical conditions, or inherit a poor quality of life. Aging simply means that one must understand what is going on with their body in order to maintain good health. As the elderly age, their bones may…
By: Jared Caplan in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 11, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

3 “must Do” - Steps To A Happier & Healthier Day
Losing pounds and keeping up the weight loss for an extended period requires some simple lifestyle adjustments. For whatever length of time that you keep your conformities inside a reasonable achieve, you ought to have the capacity to get thinner and keep it off without much shock and interruption to…
By: Kat Li in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Importance Of Exercise In Diabetes By Iqra Tariq
For diabetes management regular exercise is very important. If you are diabetic patient, or are at risk of diabetes, then exercise plays an important role in keeping you healthy. A key part of managing diabetes is doing regular exercise along with taking medication as prescribed, stress management and proper meal…
By: willingways in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Apr 30, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Benefits Of Exercise for Seniors
Although it may be challenging for seniors to exercise with age, maintaining mobility is crucial to increasing your health and flexibility. Exercise is proven to increase the lifespan and improve your emotional well-being for an important habit that can enhance how much you enjoy the Golden Years. When it comes…
By: Joseph smith1 in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Apr 14, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

5 Hacks to Build More Muscle
Go big or go home! It’s the likely motto of people who want to get bigger muscles. But you can’t get bigger overnight, not even after a few days. And it will take a lot of hard work. However, there are hacks which can make the process faster, as well…
By: Baburaj Devi in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Apr 13, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1862    Report this Article