The simple answer is: Nordic Walking is incredibly versatile, effective and almost anyone can do it!
There have been plenty of studies in recent years suggesting that walking is a great way of getting or keeping fit. Whether it is just a family walk with the kids, a romantic stroll with your partner, or a challenging walk on your own, make the most of it. Walking is an easy way to tone up, lose weight and improve your overall fitness. We must not underestimate the power of walking on your mental health, outdoor exercise is even more supportive of mental health then other exercise. Furthermore, walking is cheap and does not require any expensive equipment.
“So why should I go Nordic Walking rather than just for a simple walk?” Because everything one can achieve through regular walking one will be able to gain twice as quickly and effective through Nordic Walking!
Having Nordic walked for over two years myself in the beautiful countryside near Stratford upon Avon, Alcester in Warwickshire and the Vale of Evesham in Worcestershire, Kathrin Foster, local Nordic Walking UK accredited
instructor, has hugely benefited on all those levels. But don’t just take her word for it, you can find plenty of testimonials on Kathrin’s website www.arrowandarden.co.uk or any other Nordic Walking website. To find your nearest instructor you can visit www.nordicwalking.co.uk and type in your postcode. With Nordic Walking being the fastest growing fitness industry in the United Kingdom, hopefully, you will find plenty of activities including Learn To Nordic Walk nearby.
So if you’re up for something new, why not try Nordic walking? A variation of pole walking it will give you a full body workout and is done walking across country or in an urban environment with specially designed walking poles which are similar to ski sticks. Toning both the upper and lower body at the same time, Nordic walking uses 90% of the skeletal muscles whilst burning up to 46% more calories than ordinary walking. It’s important to remember that you can’t Nordic walk with ordinary walking poles – the difference is in the strap and handle, which is used with a certain technique to maximise the benefits.
Nordic walking originated from cross-country skiing, hence the design of the poles resembles a ski pole, which is planted at an angle rather than in front of the walker, requiring a push through the strap to propel you forward. This will make you work much harder, but the propulsion will give you the feeling of easier walking. The reason is that the poles will take the weight of you joints such as your knees.
Is it difficult to learn? No, it is not difficult to Learn To Nordic Walk. However, it is strongly recommended that you learn with a qualified instructor who will be able to teach the correct technique and minimise any faults that one
would not be able to pick up on without a qualified instructor’s feedback and experience. Learn To Nordic Walk courses are available nationwide and by completing one of those participants will gain access to Nordic Walking UKs Freedom Programme with a so called FREEDOM PASSPORT.
Once you have mastered the technique you will be able to reap all the benefits through Adventure or Work Out Walks, Trek Fit sessions and much more. All Nordic Walking UK instructors and walk leaders are trained to an exceptional high standard, risk assess all routes and are insured – Nordic Walkers safety will always be paramount followed by achieving your personal goals and enjoying the social site of meeting new people and exploring the local area.
Why not try Nordic Walking? If you still have any doubts, look out for Free Taster sessions in Stratford upon Avon
or Alcester or indeed in many parts of the country. These introductory sessions will help you understand just how beneficial Nordic Walking is and how it is far more than just walking with poles. Details of Free Taster sessions can be found on www.arrowandarden.co.uk, where you can also reserve your place or phone Kathrin on 07875 609324.
To a prosperous and healthy 2018!