Looking after your health has never been easier!
Cross-country skiing has long been recognised for its supremacy as the form of physical
activity for building cardio-vascular fitness and it's high
effectiveness in the cannibalisation of calories.
Now, thanks to Nordic Pole Walking, all this and more can be achieved without the skis and the snow, anytime; all year round...
in any climate... on any surface!
All of the above can be achieved without an increase in perceived exertion. Simply by adding poles to your walk you can turn it into a whole body workout in the same session.
Nordic Pole Walking is great for individuals who
And by improving ones balance and stability you enhance your chances of greater mobility. So if you are still able to walk at even a very slow pace try Nordic Pole walking and experience the difference.
To walk faster or jog may not always be the best outcome. It will be governed by individual's motivational limits and enjoyment levels and also increases significantly the amount of stress put on the body which may likely cause injury and in turn reduces the enjoyment factor.
Scientific studies show that using poles at a perceived lesser rate of effort or at a slower speed can achieve the same outcomes.
The greatest thing about Nordic Pole Walking is it's a very natural functional friendly movement to the human body. It is easy to learn and rarely forgotten, this is why the at home education video "Getting started with Nordic Pole Walking" is such great resource to learn from if you don't have a current certified instructor in your area.
the strap without having to grip the handle of the pole to firmly.
And the handle of the pole is more ergonomically designed to allow for a more ease of grip whilst pole walking. Plus the spike tip has been designed to allow for maximum grip in the ground whilst completing the pole push off at the end of the Nordic walking action.
The pole shafts are made of a very durable and lightweight composite material with good flexibility and shock absorbing capabilities for repetitive motion which is performed during Nordic Walking.
Yes! You no longer have to pound the footpaths and wear out your joints to get a good cardio-vascular workout. Whilst running you are only using your lower body muscles and your upper body mass is just going along for the ride not really doing any work. But when you utilise the poles whilst walking you activate all the upper body muscle mass, which in turn creates a greater training effect on your body with similar outcomes with less joint impact.
Let me explain how this happens, by using poles to Nordic walk you are activating the large upper body muscles that are not used whilst running, in turn these large upper body muscles need more fuel which is transported by fresh
For over forty years Nordic Walking has most commonly be practised in Finland as the summer fitness conditioning for cross-country skiers, even before this, sports colleges and health care establishments have for a long time considered Nordic walking as a form of treatment.
Now this activity is spreading across the globe and is being adopted by millions of people as their preferred method of physical activity and growing from strength to strength in many arenas from rehabilitation to fitness, recreational and now in some countries as a sport.
We have people in their late eighties that have experienced the benefits of Nordic Pole Walking as it appeals to your age group. Also, it gives you a sense of security and confidence because you feel more balanced and stable on four feet instead of your normal two feet.
Nordic Pole Walking is enjoyed in the great outdoors. It can be done on soft and hard surfaces as the poles are supplied with both hard metal spike tips for soft surfaces such as grassland, sand or slippery surface and the asphalt paws are used on hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt.
So Nordic Pole Walking is great on your favourite beach or in your local park/sports oval or utilising your local suburban footpaths.
A group offers a safe an supportive environment with the added benefit of extra guidance and motivation in a fun and social atmosphere. But you may wish to walk alone or find a walk buddy or a group of friends and enjoy the convenience of Nordic pole walking around your local neighbourhood at a time that suits your lifestyle.
The most important thing is what best suits your needs and you enjoy the great benefits of Nordic Pole walking like so many hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are experiencing today. So why not be one of them?
Trekking and ski poles have been designed specifically for their sport just like Nordic Walking Poles have been. The Nordic Walking Poles have a very unique design in the strap to allow the user to obtain maximum push off from oxygenated blood to these muscles to make them function.
So the physiological responses to achieve this from your body is, significantly increased oxygen uptake, elevation of your heart rate to a similar effective training zone as if you were running and a greater caloric expenditure and the benefits of enhance muscle endurance for a total body workout.
Dorothea Bassett is an accredited Nordic Walking trainer.
Please equip yourself with good walking shoes, a water bottle and a hat.
There is a number of poles available for trial.
More questions? please contact
Dorothea: 0414 946 055