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Nordic Walking Explained

THE SUM OF THE WHOLE IS THIS: WALK AND BE HAPPY; WALK AND BE HEALTHY

(CHARLES DICKENS)

‘…a safe, natural, dynamic, efficient and suitable-for-all form of a physical activity that trains the body in a holistic, symmetrical and balanced way’.
By using specially designed poles to add ‘four wheel drive’ to our natural walking experience, we make something we all learn at a very young age twice as effective!
Originating in Finland in the 1930s as a summer training exercise for Nordic skiers, Nordic Walking is now enjoyed throughout the year and around the world – no snow required!
Nordic Walking is sociable, affordable, effective and fun! The physical and mental health benefits of walking in the great outdoors are well documented.

  • burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles

  • work 90% of your muscles

  • release tension in the neck and shoulders

  • strengthen back and abdominal muscles and

  • improve posture reduce impact on the joints

https://www.modernnordicwalking.com/eng/Modern_Nordic_Walking.html

https://www.mugellotoscana.it/en/natura/hiking/nordic-walking.html