What is Nordic Pole Walking?
Ever seen anyone walking around with ski poles and it’s the middle of the Summer? This trend is called Nordic Pole Walking, and has been helping people get into shape and lose weight for quite some time now. By using 90% of your muscles and burning 40% more calories than regular walking, you can see why it is becoming so popular!
What’s the difference between regular and Nordic walking?
Nordic walking involves applying force to the poles with every step you take. You are able to exercise more of you body and muscles while using the poles compared to just walking along a path. While walking with the poles, it is possible to work out your chest, back, arms, abs, and shoulder muscles.
Nordic walking can also help to increase your heart rate, oxygen consumption, and help you to burn more calories without making you feel completely exhausted at the end of the work out. By using the poles, you can work on the range of motion (ROM), which engages your abs, arms, shoulders, chest and back muscles. The poles also help reduce stress on the joints by providing stability.
Benefits of Nordic Pole Walking
~burn up to 40% more calories than regular walking
~increase heart rate and cardiovascular training up to 25%
~use up to 90% of all body muscles at once
~improve type 2 diabetes (improve metabolism, reduce insulin resistance, and reduce medication use)
~reduce high blood pressure
~eliminate back, shoulder, and neck pain
~less impact on hip, knee and foot joints
~increase bone density
~supports stress management and mental disorders
For more information on Nordic Pole Walking, please visit http://www.thenordicwalking.com
Poles will also be available for you to borrow if you do not have any.
If you are interested in a Private or Group Nordic Walking Session, please contact me directly to set up a date and time!
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