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Nordic Walking

June 6, 2007

Jane and I are training twice a week, walking 10 – 15 miles. We added Nordic Walking poles to boost our workouts. Some facts about Nordic Walking:

– Energy consumption increases when using poles by an average of 20% compared with ordinary walking without poles

– Releases pain and muscle tension in the neck/shoulder region

– Reduces the load on knees and other joints

– Consumes approximately 400 calories per hour (compared with 280 calories per hour for normal walking)

Interestingly, no one even seems to notice that we are walking with poles as we walk through the park. We wonder if anyone would notice if we walked through NYC with the poles 🙂

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  1. August 5, 2007 5:38 am

    I am doing Nordic Walking in Wales, UK! Annette Strauch x
    All the best Karen!!

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