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Nordic Walking

British Nordic Walking CIC

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info@britishnordicwalking.org.uk
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01446 773 876

Nordic Walking UK

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info@nordicwalking.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0845 260 9339
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Nordic Walking

Thursday 28th September

Nordic Walking

Saturday 30th September

What is Nordic Walking?

Nordic Walking is an enhancement on regular walking but using poles.

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, Nordic Walking becomes a genuinely whole body exercise that can be enjoyed at many levels, from walking for health to athletic Nordic running.

Benefits

Nordic Walking combines the simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full body workout, which means that you: burn up to 46% more calories compared to walking without poles, release tension in the neck and shoulders, improve your posture and gait, strengthen your back and abdominal muscles and reduce the impact on the joints. Because Nordic Walking doesn't feel like hard work you?ll be happy to walk further and for longer.

Costs

It can be done by anybody, anywhere and does not require expensive equipment or clothing.

Equipment

Getting the correct poles is the most important thing to concentrate on when starting to Nordic Walk - it is also important not to confuse these with ordinary trekking or walking poles. Nordic Walking poles have 3 main components: the Pole Shaft, the Grip / Hand strap and the Basket / Paw.

Facts

Nordic Walking was originally a training regime for cross country skiers

Campaigns

Feel Alive from 65 Week

25th September - 1st October. A week full of physical activity taster sessions to promote active living in older adults.

Partners

  • Rutland County Council
    Sport England
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Safeguarding
    East Midlands Platform
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
    Blaby District Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Harborough District Council
  • Loughborough University
    Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    QUEST

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Age UK L&R
  • QUEST
    Leicester City Council
  • Loughborough University
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Harborough District Council
    County Sport Network
  • British Heart Foundation
    Equality Standard
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Sport England
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Safeguarding
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council