Walk Like an Egyptian? No, Like a Nordic.
November 29, 2011 12:36 PM Subscribe
Does "Nordic Walking" really provide a more robust workout than normal walking?
posted by webhund to health & fitness (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am considering taking up Nordic Walking, in part because of claims that it provides a more robust workout than regular walking. Almost every site I've come across claims some form of: "Burns up to 40% more calories than regular walking! Strengthen your upper body! Reduce the stress on the joints!"
I'm looking for something new to boost my exertion level that doesn't involve a gym, can be done while traveling, and in any weather, so long as it's not running/jogging. I love the outdoors and Nordic Walking seems like an ideal way to get more exercise/aerobic activity out of my walks and hikes.
If you're a Nordic Walker, I'd like to hear your comments about your perception of whether it gives you a more strenuous, aerobic, overall workout than regular walking the same distance. Feel free to throw in any comments generally about Nordic Walking, poles, etc...!