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Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is an enhancement on regular walking but using poles.

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Walking

An Overview of Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuinely whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running.

Benefits

Nordic Walking combines the simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full body workout, which means that you: burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles, release tension in the neck and shoulders, improve your posture and gait, strengthen your back and abdominal muscles and reduce the impact on the joints. Because Nordic Walking doesn't feel like hard work, you'll be happy to walk further and for longer.

Costs

It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.

Equipment

Getting the correct poles is the most important thing to concentrate on when starting to Nordic Walk - it is also important not to confuse these with ordinary trekking or walking poles. Nordic Walking poles have 3 main components: the Pole Shaft, the Grip / Hand strap and the Basket / Paw.

Facts

Nordic Walking was originally a training regime for cross country skiers

Find Nordic Walking Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Nordic Walking CIC

Contact Name
Dr Catherine Hughes
Contact Email
info@britishnordicwalking.org.uk
Contact Telephone
01332 50 49 49

Nordic Walking UK

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
info@nordicwalking.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0845 260 9339
Nordic Walking Tonbridge

Nordic Walking Tonbridge

Nordic Walking Tonbridge is run by Josine, who is keen to share her love of nordic walking in the fantastic countryside around Tonbridge.

It's easy to learn and the fitness benefits are huge, plus the positive impact on mental well being from exercisi

A Better Medway

A Better Medway

Medway Council's public health team run a number of sessions across Medway to improve fitness and support physical activity.

LimbPower

LimbPower

LimbPower was launched in November 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation