A guide to Nordic Walking
The winter is coming, and that means it’s time to try something new in your workout. How about Nordic Walking? What it is and what benefits it has, we are about to tell you.
1. Burns more calories
Did you know that in the cold you tend to burn more calories as the body has to expend more energy to stay warm? While doing Nordic Walking in the cold, the cold air will force you to work harder to overcome some of the natural body changes which occur when fighting the cold, so your body makes up for it by burning more calories and fat to energize your workout.
2. Increase your good mood
Nordic Walking is fun and sociable form of exercise that you’ll enjoy. Regular Nordic Walking sessions can help you to produce essential endorphins that can help to keep the winter sad mood at bay and increase your body’s production of vitamin D.
3. Boosts your immunity
Don’t allow yourself to sit home during winter season. Staying active during the colder months is the best protection against colds and flu. Outdoor activities – and Nordic Walking is one of the most enjoyable ones – can boost your immune system and help immune cells circulate through your body more quickly so you can effectively fight off bacterial and viral infections.
4. Stay safe
Remember about your safety, try not to go for Nordic Walking alone, now when it gets dark earlier. Try to find a local Nordic Walking group. It will be more fun, effective and safe than going out there alone.
The arrival cold winter season doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Go outside, walk, play, have a lot of fun and get healthier with Nordic Walking.