Air, pace, fitness, power!
At first glance it seems like a miracle cure. Instead, it is JUST Nordic Walking, walking in the nature that is enriched by the technicality of using two sticks. The two sticks on top basically push the body to involve the largest possible number of muscles which makes for a number of benefits Nordic Walking has: it stimulates the heart and circulation, strengthens the arms and shoulders, improves posture of the back and tones buttocks and abs.
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The movement allows to involve approximately 90% of the musculature (ie. over 600 muscles) producing consequently a consumption of 20-30% higher energy compared to walking without sticks. On top, according to many studies, Nordic Walking has many other benefits on posture and joints, the natural production of insulin and immune system, the process of aging and stress management.
To get the most out of this activity and obtain the highest efficiency of the movement as a whole, a the correct technique is absolutely crucial. A wrong movement acquired at the beginning is very difficult to correct and in some rare cases it can even cause a physical damage. It is therefore recommened to hire specialized instructors who can facilitate acquisition of the correct movement and accompany you to discover and truly benefit from this healthy activity.
Nordic Walking is for everyone!
Few sports can match the characteristics of Nordic Walking. This sport is suitable for everyone, starting from children to the elderly. Walking with poles is natural and healthy sport that can be practiced anywhere, throughout the year and at all ages. You can walk alone or in a company, in silence or chatting, you can walk for a short time or for days.
It’s difficult to try to describe the experience, you simply have to try it on your own. You can walk to keep in good shape, to reduce weight, to train or just for pleasure. Walking is the natural movement par excellence, walking with poles is something more. With the little time there is available, you don’t need to do much. Just start walking from your and get the whole body in movement.
Herewith a detailed overview of benefits that Nordic Walking brings:
My experience as an Environmental Guide and Nordic Walking instructor has been that the people who practice it as well as discover the hidden corners of my beloved Sicily, socialize easier to create deep friendships.
Thank SINW for approval of the use of their materials in this blog.
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