Walking benefits

All the benefits of power walking on health, our training programmes and techniques for fitness walking, active walking and fast walking

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Of course, lazy days are one of the real pleasures of going on holiday. But relaxing does not have to mean doing nothing, quite the contrary. It's the ideal time for practising or taking up a sport: fitness walking or Nordic walking. This is the year when you come back super fit from your holidays!

When we talk of fitness walking, there is a tendency to think that only your leg muscles are worked. Although they are certainly key, other muscle groups get a workout too, especially the heart, the abdominals, the arms and the back. I'm sure you've got it by now: fitness walking is a complete sport with more than one muscle to its bow.

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Marcher pour bien dormir

We are sleeping 1 1/2 hours less than we did 50 years ago, on average[1]! 73 % of French people wake up at night[2] and 36 % claim they have problems sleeping. A large number of people are unhappy with the way this affects their daily life Walking and especially Nordic walking can become an excellent way of regulating your sleep and helping you get the rest you need!

Passer de la marche sportive à la marche nordique

Nordic walking and fitness walking are gentle sports activities that have many similar benefits. However, switching from fitness walking to Nordic walking needs some time to adapt, especially for learning to use the poles properly. Let's look at the details!

Retrouvez un ventre plat grâce à la marche sportive !

Walk to lose weight…what a great idea! You are wondering how you can lose weight and get a flat stomach? You've come to the right place:we explain how to get a flat stomach through fitness walking!

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Did you stop practising sport through lack of time or following injury? Are you keen to take up sports again in a gentler way? Start exercising safely by opting for active walking: a sport which is accessible to all, comprehensive, yet gentle on your joints.

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Have you recently caught the bug for active walking and your friends and family are wondering what has got into you? Here's how to answer the most commonly asked questions, without losing motivation. Maybe you have even convinced them to join you in discovering all the pleasures of active walking!

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The n° 1 beauty gripe amongst women, cellulite often prevents women from feeling good about their bodies. This residual fatty layer which tends to develop at the top of the thighs needn't be permanent and can be combatted in a very natural way. Find out how active walking can help you to tone your body thanks to its anti-cellulite effects.

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Whether you want to lose weight, tone your body or get back in shape, walking has the benefit of not putting excessive strain on your joints.Its benefits are not only physical because walking also has benefits for your health: this is a simple and effective sport for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. So, why not take advantage of all the benefits of walking?

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Whatever your age or physical condition, Dr. Patrick Bacquaert, head doctor of the IRBMS ("Institut de Recherche du Bien-être, de la Médecine et du Sport Santé" – sports medicine and well-being research institute) recommends fitness walking to take care of your health.Find out why in this video!

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