NORDIC WALKING AND ITS 5 BENEFITS!
Nordic walking is also a "shock-free" physical activity, despite the fact that you need to use special poles tailored to your height. Its benefits are similar to those of fitness walking, however, the arm movement results in 90% of the muscles of your body being exercised.
1- This is therefore a dynamic physical activity that promotes cardiovascular exercise while causing less "trauma" than running By using poles that help to propel you forwards, you can walk faster (from 6 to 11 km/h) and expend more energy than fitness walking (about 400 calories per hour of walking).
2- However this is not the only advantage of this discipline. On hilly terrain where it is difficult to keep up a fast walking pace, poles help to steady yourself and move forwards despite the uneven terrain.
3- Nordic walking is also ideal for breathing deeply! Indeed, using poles helps to open up your rib cage which expands your breathing capacity.
4- Walking with poles forces you to stay upright and therefore relieves any back problems. This gentle exercise that does not apply any stress on the body reinvigorates the muscles of your back from top to bottom. So, having straightened your back and strengthened its muscles, the conditions are just right for exercising your neck, thereby reducing any pain and stiffness in this area.
5- Finally, fitness walking relieves tension in the knees and hips because of the role played by the poles in absorbing the slight shocks experienced with each stride.