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Nordic walking

Nordic walking

You can start Nordic walking as soon as you have the appropriate equipment for the activity. Good Nordic walking sticks have strong hand straps that may be adjusted so the strap isn't too tight. The actual stick needs to be lightweight and flexible to enable it to work well in a variety of terrains.

Finns have actively been practicing Nordic walking for about ten years and the popularity of the pastime is continuously on the increase. Some of the reasons for the increasing popularity are the wide range of different benefits provides; it develops muscle endurance, reduces strain put on knee joints going downhill and raises the pulse much faster than regular walking. In 2006 Finland had approximately 1.5 million Nordic walking enthusiasts.

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