| The Benefits of Nordic Walking.
Many doctors agree that Nordic walking is one of the most
effective cardiovascular workouts because it works all major
muscle groups in the body.
Recent studies by the Cooper Institute, Dallas, showed that
Nordic walking burned more calories, increased oxygen consumption,
and can be up to 46% more efficient than normal walking.
Nordic walking is also great for weight loss. By using the
Nordic walking poles, you increase your heart rate on average
10-15% more than normal walking. This means you can burn up
to 450 calories per hour, much more than normal walking, which
only burns approximately 280. An additional energy consumption
of 1500-2000 calories a week while doing physical activities
reduces your risk of getting sick. You can achieve this by
walking with your poles approximately 3 hours every week.
Nordic walking offers more health benefits than regular walking,
jogging, biking or running.
Normal walking, even with a fast pace and good stride, only
uses approximately 70% of the muscle mass in the body at any
given time. Put some Nordic Walking poles in your hands, and
with the proper technique, you will now be utilizing up to
90% of your bodys muscle while increasing your heart
rate significantly. Just look at the picture opposite comparing
heart rates between standard and Nordic Walking.