For Health Fitness & Weight Control
Whether you want to maintain good health, improve your fitness or wish to reduce your weight, Nordic Walking is a great alternative to other forms of aerobic activity.
Aerobic activity is an important part of maintaining good health, improving fitness and reducing weight. Most health organisations around the world suggest that 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a day at least 5 days a week can significantly reduce the risk of lifestyle illnesses such as cardio vascular disease and stroke. They also recommend at least 45-60 minutes a day at least 3 days a week if you want to improve fitness or reduce weight.
Walking is a great, moderate intensity aerobic activity enjoyed by most people. Imagine being able to boost the aerobic value of your walk by as much as 45%. Nordic Walking can help you do that.
The use of Nordic Walking poles combined with the correct technique engages the upper body muscles when walking and increases the use of lower body muscles. Research consistently shows that this leads to an increase in oxygen uptake, increases heart rate by 5-17 beats per minute and burns up to 45% more calories than a regular walk.
And the good news is that research also shows that Nordic Walking requires less effort than regular walking. A 2009 study also found that Nordic Walking at 7.7 km/h produced similar results to running at 9.8 km/h and is considerably easier on joints.
By Nordic Walking, you can get the same aerobic value in a lot less time or get a lot more value for the same effort compared to regular walking