Nordic Walking as the way towards better physical and mental health

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In a previous article we mentioned several reasons why it is so important to humans regular, daily exercise. One of the simplest forms of movement is walking.

Walking with support sticks / poles known as Nordic Walking is beneficial for many reasons and can be applied to different age or target group. Nordic Walking is involved up to 90% of the muscles throughout the body. For example for sedentary people is an important movement of the hand and arm with a stick, which helps mobilize stiff neck and trapezius muscle game.

Nordic Walking further benefits:

  • Lowers high blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • It helps to regulate weight, prevents diabetes and certain cancers – e.g. colon
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Improves bone density and help prevent osteoporosis
  • It helps reduce feelings of anxiety, the feeling of euphoria
  • Contributes to a better oxygenation of the brain, improves memory
  • Enhances creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Involved in the movement of 90% of the muscles in the body
  • Relieves muscle tension in the back and shoulder muscles
  • Significantly increases the mobility of the spine
  • Saves your knees and joints and reduces the burden of overweight persons
  • Increases the body’s calorie consumption due to movement with poles compared to normal walking an average of 20%

MD. Josef Štolfa, Head of the Department of Medicine at the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education adds: “Nordic Walking positively affects the most serious illnesses caused by aging, such as atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, pain syndromes skeletal spine, ischemic heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure ) and other diseases or diseases associated with aging. ”

Právě teď! o.p.s., as the main partner of the project, only this year he organized more than a hundred Nordic Walking Lessons, especially for seniors from Prague.


Author: Hana Čepová, Právě teď! o.p.s