Nordic Walking: The Complete Guide to Health, Fitness, and Fun

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Nordic Walking

The Complete Guide to Health, Fitness, and Fun

A primer to one of Europe’s hottest fitness activities, this is the first major book about this easy, fun, and effective new sport

Nordic Walking, a type of fitness walking with poles, was developed in Finland in 1997 and spread across much of Europe. Today more than 6 million people worldwide engage in Nordic Walking regularly, and participation is growing fastest in the United States. The 87.5 million Americans who already walk for fitness have been coming to Nordic Walking in droves.

The motion is similar to cross-country skiing or snowshoeing but without skis, snowshoes, or snow–and akin to the Nordic-Track, Crosswalk Treadmill, and other apparatus but done outdoors in the fresh air and scenery. Easy to learn and easy on the budget, Nordic Walking can be done anywhere and has many advantages over regular walking, including:

• The specially designed, lightweight poles relieve some of the stress on the ankles, knees and hips and transfer it to the upper torso, making it a full-body workout.

• Nordic Walking burns up to 45 percent more calories than walking without poles.

It is equally effective for new exercisers just off the couch, dedicated walkers, long-time runners who are now trying to favor their knees, anyone rehabilitating from an injury, and even too-sedentary seniors. Nordic Walking is a recreational and fitness activity for the 21st century–and Nordic Walking the first complete guide to how to get started with this fun and healthy new sport.

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Anonymous says:

Four Stars WIth the information gained from this book I did purchase the walking poles.

Anonymous says:

Nordic Walking Great Book to purchase for anyone interested in the sport of Nordic Walking. The book contains clear and concise information that comes from varied credible resources. A friend of mine purchased the book, I borrowed it, and decided I needed to add “Nordic Walking: The Complete Guide to Health, Fitness, and Fun,” to my library. The book contains exercises for stretching, what the sport is and not, nutrition information, purchasing poles, and if a person is going to develop further interest in…

blank Anonymous says:

Could be boiled down I’ve recently gotten into Nordic Walking. I learned the technique from reading information provided with my poles and by watching on-line videos. Having Cross-country skied, extensively, it wasn’t very hard for me to pick up. However, since I do my walking on uneven dirt trails I was interested in learning how the “experts” recommend it be done. The Nordic Walking technique is really designed for walking in open flat areas where the arms and poles can swing freely so when walking on trails,…

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