The health benefits of pole walking are so convincing that hospitals and medical associations are actively encouraging its integration into health and wellness practice.
Cross-Country skiing has been long recognized as being an effective full body workout that combines burning calories, and building cardio-vascular fitness, with reduced stress to the joints. Nordic Pole Walking achieves the same benefits but can be done anytime, in any climate, and on any surface.
The latest trend in fitness and health originating in Finland, Nordic Walking is an efficient, low-stress exercise technique that uses Nordic walking poles to engage the legs and upper body in a total body workout with clinically demonstrated physical and psychological benefits.
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Nordic Pole Walking was created in Finland in the early 1990s as a way for cross-country skiers to train during the summer months. It was introduced as a low-impact form of exercise that involves walking with a pair of customized poles. The activity exploded across Europe in the 1990s and has grown to the point where today more than 20% of Finns and about 10-15 million Germans regularly nordic pole walk.
Nordic Walking incorporates 90% of all body muscles by using Nordixx Poles with ergonomically designed wrist loops that generate a continuous resistance and relaxation training for the upper body muscles while walking. Use Nordixx poles to gain the health benefits you desire!
You would not play hockey with figure skates. You would not ski with hiking or trekking poles. Why would you want to Nordic Pole Walk with ski or nordic trekking poles or poles not designed with the proper nordic wrist strap?