You may of course take up, or continue running, or power walking, but in order to exercise practically all of your body, you would also have to regularly work out at a gym, as neither running, nor plain walking can really exercise your upper body.
Nordic walking, along with our winter favorite cross-country skiing are perfectly capable of giving you a thorough, whole-body workout, without having to spend many hours per week in a stuffy gym.
It is also a great time-saver! You will not have to perform separate exercises, in order to target different parts of your body. Nordic walking is a great all-in-one solution for aerobic and muscular fitness, as well as a fantastic and fun way to lose those extra pounds.
Nordic walking is also one of the best weight loss strategies around. You can easily burn 400, or even more calories per hour, as contrasted with even fast walking, which only burns about 250 calories per hour.
You will also spend more time outdoors, in the fresh air, in the location of your choice, instead of sweating together with the same crowd day in and day out in a gym.
So, along with a growing number of Nordic walking enthusiasts and other people in the know, make sure that you start the New Year on the right foot. Grab your poles and start walking!
Happy New Year, everybody!