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The Advantages of Nordic Walking

Physical activity is necessary for good health and general fitness. However, finding a suitably appealing activity for your patients is not always straightforward. In this post, we will discuss Nordic walking, a therapeutic sport that has gained popularity in recent years.

What is the definition of Nordic walking?

Nordic walking, is an outdoor sport popular in northern Europe that involves walking with two poles similar to those used for cross-country skiing.

The poles used are specifically created for this type of sport, are light, and have gloves to keep them from dropping out of the hand while crossing.

Because using the poles also focuses on upper body strength, coordination, and flexibility, this sort of exercise provides more benefits than regular walking. Furthermore, it increases body effort and thus energy expenditure, burning more calories than regular walking.

Nordic walking has therapeutic effects.

The benefit of this exercise is that it is appropriate for people of all ages and genders. It is beneficial for both physical and psychological recovery. The following are the key therapeutic advantages:

Although it is not a very complex technique, it is recommended to use an instructor to reach a certain level of development. It exercises nearly 90% of the musculature: it is a comprehensive technique.

Although it is not a very complex technique, it is advisable to use an instructor to reach a certain level of development.

It improves physical abilities such as mobility, flexibility, strength, endurance, and arm-and-leg coordination.

Reduces back discomfort and improves posture.

It aids in the maintenance of weight and the reduction of body fat.

Boosts the immune system’s defenses.

Applicable in rehabilitation: some doctors advocate it in situations of coronary heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, osteoporosis, or post-surgery, such as in the case of breast cancer, which might limit arm and shoulder mobility.

If you have a sickness, like with any other sport, you should first consult a health practitioner to see if it is appropriate for your situation.



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