Nordic Walking is one of Europe's fastest growing forms of physical activity and is a great way of staying healthy.
You walk using a pair of specially designed, lightweight poles that provide additional support meaning you get more from the exercise. Nordic Walking provides a numbers of benefits above that of normal walking. It exercises 90% of your muscles increasing strength in your legs, arms, shoulders, chest and back.
Nordic Walking is less tiring than normal walking and it can increase your heart rate by up to 13% meaning that you receive greater benefit through less effort.
Check with your doctor
We would recommend that you check with your doctor before you begin any new form of exercise.
Short exercise videos to help improve our strength, balance, co ordination and stretching.
These four videos are filmed by Karen Ingram, National Trainer for British Nordic Walking. Karen is demonstrating exercises we can do at home to keep us moving whilst we're waiting for our walks to start again but also extremely beneficial to keep practicing on a regular basis.
If you've not done physical activity for a while, you may want to get the all clear from the doctor before starting. Always work at a suitable pace for you.
For information on walks taking place in your local area please contact Age Cymru on 029 2043 1555 or email us