I have thought about it many times, while lugging a heavy pack over the Appalachian Trail, running through the Death Valley, or riding my bike in a great many different places.
I have even contemplated getting one of those hand-cranked bicycles to provide me with an upper body workout. Have also taken up kayaking, at least partly for the very same reason.
One sport that is not only enjoyable and beautiful, but which also exercises most of the muscles of the body is cross country skiing. Unfortunately, even with the record snowfall that we had this past winter, it is still largely a seasonal sport.
That said, when I actually discovered (no, I didn’t invent the sport) and taken up Nordic Walking in 2004, all of the above dilemmas were magically resolved. Despite the fact that I still very much enjoy skiing – both downhill and cross country, hiking, backpacking, cycling, kayaking and a number of other activities, Nordic Walking has provided me with an all-encompassing, enjoyable exercise activity, that can be practiced pretty much all year-round and which exercises about 92 percent of the body’s muscles.
Isn’t it about time that you also explored the possibilities that Nordic Walking has to offer?
When you deal with Nordic Walking US, you can be assured of a customer service and experience that has been always rated as second to none. I have been running Nordic Walking US since 2004.
I use and teach a modified European/ Finnish/American technique, which in my opinion offers the best combination for training and fitness.