On our nordic walks we get a workout from even a relatively short walk.
Unlike when walking, Nordic Walking Poles are planted behind you. Pushing down and back through the special straps propels you upwards and along. The technique means that you naturally engage the muscles of the upper body and arms thereby using 90% of your major muscles, and burning 30% more calories. The forward propulsion promotes an improved posture which can help with back and neck problems. Using the poles correctly means your weight is shared through your arms a well as your legs therefore taking the pressure away from your knees and joints. .
To get the most out of nordic walking it is advisable to learn the correct technique from a qualified Nordic Walking instructor.
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Tracy Hall is Lead Instructor at Sherwood Nordic Walking and along with Walk Leaders Liz and Tricia has regular walks on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at various locations across the area including Thoresby Park, Clumber Park, Langold Country Park, Idle Valley Nature reserve and along the Chesterfield canal.