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The physiological benefits of Nordic walking

Feel SingleTrack offers you a new activity to practice during your stays in the Gorges du Verdon, in Moustiers Sainte Marie, the Nordic Walking.



Nordic walking is a physical activity that combines brisk walking with the use of specific poles. This practice has many physiological benefits, including:

  1. Improved cardio-respiratory fitness: Nordic walking improves cardio-respiratory fitness by increasing oxygen flow and maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) more effectively than traditional walking.< /p>

  2. Muscle strengthening: The practice of Nordic walking calls on the muscles of the whole body, in particular the muscles of the arms, shoulders, back and legs. The sticks used allow a more intense and complete work of the muscles.

  3. Improved posture: Nordic walking strengthens the muscles of the back and shoulders, which contributes to better posture. It also helps reduce muscle and joint pain.

  4. Stress reduction: The practice of Nordic walking reduces stress thanks to the release of endorphins, the hormones of well-being. It also promotes relaxation and relaxation.

  5. Weight loss: Nordic walking is a physical activity that burns calories and promotes weight loss.

  6. Prevention of chronic diseases: Regular practice of Nordic walking can help prevent chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure.

  7. Improving bone density: Nordic walking is a moderate impact activity that helps build bone density and prevent osteoporosis.

In sum, Nordic walking is a complete physical activity that has many physiological health benefits, both short and long term. It can be practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels.


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