For Nordic walking, special sliding sticks are used, which are easily adjusted to a person’s height. It is equally important that they have an “anti-shock” effect. This is a spring that helps absorb shock when it collides with the ground. And thus prevents a large shock load on the hands. With sticks you can cover a greater distance than with normal walking. It helps burn more calories and lose weight faster. Doctors recommend Nordic walking for the elderly who have osteoarthritis, arthritis.
When walking with sticks, almost all the muscles of the upper body are involved, which are almost never used during the day (at least during normal walking). In particular, the shoulder girdle, back, press, chest, etc. This type of exercise increases endurance, which is necessary for people with health problems and professional athletes. Restores mobility and full life after injuries of the musculoskeletal system.