Nordic walking, which uses walking poles to increase effort, is a low-impact, full-body workout that is gentle on the joints. And although you'll work harder and burn more calories than walking alone, the perceived exertion is about the same. What this means is that you burn more calories while working more muscle groups. If you try Nordic walking, you’ll enjoy a greater aerobic challenge than walking alone, but won't feel as though you're working much harder.
A small study conducted by the Dallas-based Cooper Institute and funded by Exel found that:
Burn 20% More Calories with This Walking Technique
An Introduction to Nordic Walking
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