Health Benefits of Nordic Walking

  1. Burns up to 46% more calories than exercise walking without poles or moderate jogging. 25-30% on average.   (Cooper Institute, 2004, Dallas and others).
  2. Increases heart and cardiovascular training to 25% ( Foley 1994;Jordan 2001, Morss et al. 2001; Pocari et.al.1997 and others).
  3. Incorporates 90% of all body muscles in one exercise and increases endurance of  arm muscles (Triceps) and neck- and shoulder muscles (Latissimus) to 38% (Karawan et al 1992 and others).
  4. High Blood Pressure: Reduces High Blood Pressure by 18mmHg within eight weeks. (Ishikawa et.al. 1999; C.Diehm 2007)
  5. Eliminates back, shoulder and neck pain (Attila et al 1999 and others).
  6. Less impact on hip- knee- and foot joints about 26% (Wilson et al., 2001; Hagen 2006, and others)
  7. Develops upright body posture. (Schloemmer 2005).
  8. Increases production of “positive” hormones.  Decreases “negative” hormones (R.M. Klatz et.al., 1999; Dharma Singh Khalsa, 1997).
  9. Supports stress management and mental disorders (Stoughton 1992, Mommert-Jauch 2003).
  10. Diabetes Type 2: Improves diabetes metabolism, reduces insulin resistance and reduces medication drastically within three months. (M.Nischwitz et.al. 2006)
  11. Perception of exertion is 50% (Parkatti et all 2002).

Nordic Walking is also proving to be a valuable tool in rehabilitation for people with neurological and cardiovascular diseases, as well as in weight-loss management.

~ Dr. Gail Dechman, Dalhousie University (Dechman, Appleby, Carr and Haive, 2012).

Always consult your Physiotherapist, Physician or other Health Professional before starting or altering any Nordic Pole Walking fitness program.

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Nordic Walking Nova Scotia is operated by Bill and Esther VanGorder. We offer Nordic Walking clinics and are the Atlantic distributor for industry-leader Nordixx Pole Walking Canada.

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Our How to Nordic Walking clinics are designed for all adults. Family and children's classes are also offered in separate venues. These introductory events will train you to Nordic Walk properly for the best possible enjoyment and benefit. Our instructors are nationally certified to teach Nordic Walking.

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