Discover a great new way to walk around town or boost your next hike with Nordic walking. Using these great Nordic walking poles is a great way to increase your heart rate during a low impact workout. The typical walker will use about 70% of their muscles, while a Nordic walker will use up to 90% of their muscles and burn up to 40% more calories!
What started out as a way for cross country skiers to workout year round, these walking poles have taken on a life of their own. Discovered and honed by fitness guru Bern Zimmermann, Nordic walking has become a fast favorite all across Europe. Thanks to its many benefits and easy technique, Zimmermann has even founded the American Nordic Walking Association (ANWA) to help people ease back into healthy living.
The poles are uniquely designed to help you increase stride, length, and speed. Using the poles during your walk helps with posture and to relieve tension from problem areas across the body, like in your shins, hips, knees and back.
Try using the poles the next time you and a few pals get together for a good, long hike. A great way to boost regular fitness workouts, Nordic walking is a relatively simple way to add some fun to the same old trails!