NORDIAN WALKING comes from Finland where cross-country skiers used to train in summer by walking with ski poles. Walking with poles works the arms as well as all the muscles of the body: biceps, triceps, abdominals, pectorals, shoulders and neck, as well as the glutes, thighs and calves. It develops the breath and contributes to slimming. As it does not generate shocks on the joints like running (especially on tarmac), it protects the knees and ankles while strengthening the bones and preventing osteoporosis. The only contraindications would be arthritis or tendonitis.
Nordic walking is particularly suitable for people in their forties or fifties who are not active in sport but are reluctant to get back into it, as it allows them to get back into a healthier rhythm of life and to regain their breath, gradually. Recent studies have even shown that regular physical activity is beneficial for people with cancer.
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