What is Nordic walking?
Nordic walking is a type of exercise that involves walking with poles similar to those used in cross-country skiing. It is a low-impact, full-body workout that can be done by people of all ages and fitness levels. It is especially good for people who have joint issues because it takes some of the load off of the joints and allows for a more efficient and gentle workout. It’s a fun and social activity that can be enjoyed in town centres or open countryside throughout the year.
How is it different from normal walking?
Nordic walking typically involves a longer stride length and quicker pace. The poles are held in the hands and planted on the ground with each step. This action engages the upper body and core muscles, making it a more efficient and low-impact workout whilst burning more calories.
How can I get involved?
More than 10 million people globally enjoy this outdoor activity all year round, and you can too. Just click the button below to find what’s going on in your area.