Nordic Walking
Singing for your health

Nordic walking is defined as fitness walking with specially designed poles. It is an aerobic activity to strengthen the whole body.
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About Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking evolved from the summer fitness regime adopted by cross-country skiers in the early 1930s. It was launched as a sport in its own right in 1997 since which time it has grown in popularity as a form of fitness training and rehabilitation. Walkers use specially designed Nordic Walking poles, which encourage greater movement in the upper body, an increased stride length and greater rotation in the pelvis. As a result, walking becomes a whole-body workout burning up to 40% more calories than normal walking.

The International Nordic Walking Association was formed in 2000 and by 2004 it was estimated that 3.5 million people were Nordic Walking.

Nordic Walking is a cardio-vascular activity that improves fitness, builds stamina and aids weight loss.

In terms of rehabilitation, Nordic Walking can benefit those with:

  • Joint problems – spine, hips, knees, ankles
  • Instability of the pelvis
  • Whiplash
  • Fibromyalgaia
  • RSI
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatism

It is also a safe form of rehabilitation for cardiac patients as it increases both fitness and endurance.


For more information contact Barbara Rayner at: info@weyvalleywellbeing.co.uk  or  Phone 01420 80445
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