Walk to reduce impacts
When you walk, you always keep one foot on the ground. If you are more used to running, or playing rugby, tennis etc., you will find that walking significantly reduces impacts. In fact, when you walk, you are supporting one and a half* times your body weight, compared to five to eight times (according to your speed) when you run!
*However, if the walking movement isn't carried out correctly, you will be supporting twice your body weight rather than one and a half times, and therefore it will be more traumatic. This is why it is so important to choose the right equipment.~
Nordic walking, with poles of course, will also save your knees. It takes 30 to 35% of pressure off them. "When there are hills to go down, this is a significant saving! " says Baptiste.
The "Newfeel Marche Sportive" and "Newfeel Marche Nordique" Facebook groups are run by the walkers themselves. You will find a friendly group, where you can share your sporting experiences. You will be inspired by the beautiful landscapes shared in certain posts, even if you are currently convalescing. Check them out!