Moving consciously, activating the whole body, is the basis of Nordic walking, the sport that in recent years has been taking the world by storm. As of today, there are more than 16 million followers, and counting. Everywhere Nordic walking is having a real boom, so much so that it is quite common to see people practicing even in city parks.
A few words about Nordic Walking
A very simple activity, within everyone's reach, but with very precise rules. Correct movements must accompany each step: you must proceed by giving the push with the sticks and alternating opposite arms and legs (the foot that rests on the ground must be opposite to the hand that pushes the stick).
With the acquisition of a harmonious rhythm all the muscles work, the mind gradually gets free from thoughts, the breathing becomes more regulated.
For those who walk from time to time, aluminium ones with a steel tip are suitable, while for those who train often, carbon ones with a tungsten tip are better. The cost ranges from 40 to 120 euros.
Where to practice Nordic Walking
The benefits of Nordic walking
So Nordic walking is excellent for losing weight.
Nordic walking plays an important role in cancer rehabilitation, both physically and psychologically. Those who have had cancer or are treating it, especially women who have been operated on for breast cancer, can practice it - on a case-by-case basis.
However, that is not it! It is statistically proven that walking in the midst of nature helps to reduce the risk of laziness and to rediscover the smile and strength in oneself.