Nordic walking

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Nordic walking is a sport that requires 2 special poles that help the walker propel him or herself forwards, in a movement that strengthens the upper body. As opposed to hiking, where poles are only recommended, these poles are essential to the sport. That's why it's crucial to choose poles specific to Nordic walking, adapted to your requirements when you go walking. Follow our instructions!
When you start fitness walking, many of you experience pain in the front of your legs. When this pain is in your shins, it's an inflammation of a muscle on which great demands are placed during walking sessions: the anterior hamstring. Have no fear!
Whether as a warm-up or as a warm-down after your session, these stretching exercise will do a world of good to the muscles of your shoulders, back and neck. You can even do them on a daily basis, to eliminate tension due to stress!
Breathing, walking: these two movements seem so natural that we do them almost unconsciously. However, remember that you had to learn the right fitness and Nordic walking techniques, and the same goes for breathing.
Are you expecting, in good health, and looking for a sport to do during pregnancy? Opt for something gentle that needs stamina, like fitness walking. It's perfect as your body changes! Here are some tips on walking during pregnancy…
Have you decided to start fast walking? Excellent choice! Fitness walking – aka power walking – is one of the most easily accessible physical activities that is also very gentle for the body. Put on your walking shoes and check out our practical advice to take full advantage of your first walking sessions!
Do you feel like giving Nordic walking a go? This sport only requires a small amount of equipment. A pair of poles, some special Nordic walking shoes, some sports clothing and a small backpack is enough. Once you have the right equipment, you can embark on your first Nordic walks!
Are you put off by the idea of slipping on your fitness walking shoes and taking up your Nordic walking poles in winter? Even if it's harder to motivate yourself to go walking when it's cold, the following 5 good reasons to keep walking in winter will change your mind!
A Nordic (or fitness) walking session lasts 1-2 hours on average: this includes warming up, walking and stretching. Overlooking your warm-up is out of the question if you want to avoid injuring yourself. Likewise, you cannot neglect stretching, which limits aches. Here are a few tips to help you do your favourite sport more often!