Is Nordic walking safe?


No activity is completely safe, as anyone who has tripped over the cat while walking across the living room can attest. Still, Nordic walking is a very safe exercise activity. The Nordic walking poles provide extra stability, so you are less likely to fall or turn an ankle than even with normal walking. Nordic walking is even used in some rehabilitation situations. Because so many muscles are used, overuse injuries are unlikely. Nordic walking gives the cardiovascular system a good workout without overstressing it. If you use normal precautions about extreme weather, stay off slippery surfaces, and use the poles for their designed purpose only, you should be able to enjoy Nordic walking without worrying about safety.

Nordic Walking Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nordic walking?

What are Nordic walking poles?

What shoes should I wear for Nordic walking?

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How do I use my poles in Nordic walking?

How do I use my legs when Nordic walking?

How do I choose Nordic walking gear?

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What are the benefits of Nordic walking?

Can I do Nordic walking if I have bad knees?

Does Nordic walking work the core muscles?

Does Nordic walking affect posture?

Is Nordic walking good for burning calories?

Is Nordic walking the same as speed walking?

Do Nordic walkers compete in marathons?

Can you do Nordic walking on a treadmill?

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