Nordic walking is a new healthy and easy sport, practiced outdoor alone or with others. It brings together the benefits of sport and pure fun and relax. Right for this reason, it is spreading worldwide.
Like cross country skiing, the poles are used by the arms to match each step the person takes. As you stride with your left foot, you bring your right arm and pole forward and vice versa. Keep your arms close to the body before flinging them back and forward. Lean slightly forwards. Nordic walking works your upper and lower body at the same time, strengthening your back, legs and arms; your torso is constantly swinging from one side to the other.
Nordic walking is a complete activity. Not only does it improve your endurance, strengthen and tone the 85% of the muscles in the upper body, arms and legs (including the pectorals and glutei) and release muscle tension in the neck and shoulders, but it also provides an excellent cardiovascular workout without excessive effort. Furthermore, nordic walking activates your metabolism and rises the total energy-burning.
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