Nordic Walking Product & Packages
WHAT IS NORDIC WALKING?
Nordic Walking is great for people who are looking for a smart physical activity with maximum health benefits, combined with fun and convenience. Get into shape by burning up to 46% more calories than regular walking without increased exertion. Nordic Walking takes fitness walking to a new level by adding poles to produce an incredible upper body workout. This workout increases your endurance, strengthens your core, arms, chest, back, buttocks and legs improves your posture and flexibility and it takes stress off your ankle, knee and hip joints. As Nordic Walking is experiencing accelerated growth in such a short period of time and is now among the fastest growing new health & fitness activities worldwide.
The most effective cardiovascular workout! Many doctors agree that Nordic walking is one of the most effective cardiovascular workouts because it works all major muscle groups in the body.
Recent studies by the Cooper Institute, Dallas, showed that Nordic walking burned more calories, increased oxygen consumption, and can be up to 46% more efficient than normal walking.
Normal walking, even with a fast pace and good stride, only uses approximately 70% of the muscle mass in the body at any given time. Put some Nordic Walking poles in your hands, and with the proper technique, you will now be utilizing up to 90% of your body’s muscle while increasing your heart rate significantly.
NORDIC WALKING HISTORY
Nordic Walking started in Finland in the early 20th century as a summer training exercise for cross country skiers. The real breakthrough of Nordic Walking as a practiced exercise came in 1997, when a Finnish company, in cooperation with athletes and sports medicine experts, invented a new wrist strap system to make the present-day Nordic walking technique possible.
With the rapid growth and numerous benefits that are being experienced by this new form of physical activity it was to be expected that it would not be long before this style of walking crossed over the borders of Finland and was adopted into other countries as a preferred method of exercise for health/rehabilitation and fitness.
Outside of Finland Nordic Walking has been well received in numerous countries such as Austria, Germany, Norway, and Sweden and is now progressing well into other countries such as Japan, Australia, Netherlands, UK, and the USA.