Nordic Pole Walking – Fastest Growing Outdoor Sport

Nordic pole walking is the fastest growing outdoor sport. It is a walking sport that is safe and effective for fitness. Walking with poles is more beneficial than walking without poles. Walking with poles gives you a total body workout. It incorporates more than 90 percent of the muscles in your body. Walking alone uses only 35 percent of your muscles.

Have you tried cross-country skiing? Do you remember how you had an amazing workout? Nordic pole walking is very similar to cross country skiing. You use the same technique but you are using running shoes instead of skis. You can use Nordic poles on any terrain, any place, anytime.

There are many health benefits to using Nordic poles.

  • Nordic pole walking burns up to 46% more calories than walking without poles.
  • Nordic pole walking improves cardiovascular training.
  • Since you are using 90% of your body muscles you also increase the endurance of arm, back, neck, shoulder and abdominal muscles.
  • When using Nordic poles you will have 26% less impact on your hips, knees and feet.
  • Exercise gives you a feeling of well-being. This will decrease feelings of depression or feeling low.
  • Nordic pole walking improves posture.

Activity helps you keep a desirable lifestyle.

We hope you will join us at York Rehab for a Nordic pole walk. All are welcome.

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