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Kita Sugg Exercise Physiology can help you with all your Nordic Walking needs, from Nordic Walking Courses for beginners, to Regular Nordic Walking Group Sessions, to Purchasing our own Nordic Walking Poles.

Nordic Walking

 

About Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a form of fitness walking using specially designed poles and a learned technique to produce a low impact, high results, total body workout. The poles serve as a resistance exercise for the upper body, thus Nordic Walking increases cardio output, burns more calories and activates more muscles compared to normal walking. Originating from Scandinavia and the sport of cross country skiing, Nordic Walking is rapidly becoming popular across the world and here in Australia.

 

Who Can Nordic Walk?

Nordic Walking is for everyone regardless of age or fitness level. From high intensity cross training for sports people, to recreational fitness, to chronic condition management or rehabilitation therapy, Nordic Walking is suitable for all.

 

Where to Nordic Walk?

Australia’s climate and landscape provides ideal environments for wonderful Nordic Walks – along beaches, through nature reserves and suburban parks, or even city footpaths. Wherever you can walk, you can Nordic Walk.

Why Nordic Walking?

Scientific studies in Europe and the United States have proven that Nordic Walking Provides benefits for total health and wellbeing. In addition to being a highly effective, low impact fitness workout, it helps reduce stress and enables Nordic Walkers to reconnect with nature and their inner selves.

The Health and Fitness Benefits of Nordic Walking

  • Activates 90% of the body’s muscles

  • Decreases load and impact to the joints of the lower body

  • Increases lateral mobility of the spine

  • Burns up to 46% more calories compared to regular walking

  • Develops core stability and strength

  • Gives up to 25% greater cardiovascular workout than regular walking

  • Improves coordination and balance

  • Promotes an upright and improved walking posture

  • Reduces swelling in the hands

  • Releases pain and tension in the neck and shoulders

  • Provides assistance and increases walking confidence

  • Offers a more intense workout but with less perceived exertion

  • Strengthen and tones upper back, shoulders and arms

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