Secrets of Success

Get More Out Of Your Walk!



-Try Nordic Walking (walking with poles)
-Burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking!
-Strengthen your upper body!
-Reduce the stress on the joints!
-Normal walking/jogging, , only uses approximately 70% of the muscle mass in the while Nordic Walking utilizes up to 90% of your body’s muscle mass.
-By using the Nordic walking poles, you increase your heart rate on average 10-15% more than normal walking
-Many doctors agree that Nordic walking is one of the most effective cardiov

More Information:


This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

Member Comments

  • I agree and I plan to do just that get more out of it each time. - by HYATTI1
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • emoticon - by SNUZSUZ
  • Have to think about this. Sound good. - by DELLMEL
    WOW, better check this out. Thanks so much for sharing. - by LOVINGKATE
    Is this just for trail walking...I can't see using them on sidewalks...explain pls... emoticon - by GARYNANN
  • I will definitely check into this - by DAKARISAH430
    Great idea. Thanks for the facts. - by VAINVT
  • this one has me thinkin.... - by TURTLELADY56
  • Have been doing Nordic walking for quite a few years now. I hate walking without my poles. I love it and preach about Nordic walking any chance I get. I'm more than a fan. - by IRENEHARPS
  • Just started this week, got economy poles for a trail walk, i will say Nordic walking for one hour has bettered my 30 min run. Highly recommend Nordic Walking to any one who want's a little extra. - by BRET67
  • I should really get a pair and start using them. They say they are an excellent addition to any walking program. Have to put them on my list. Thanks for the great tip. - by MARCIAS22
  • Have used my exerstrider poles, now for over 10 years. Hard to walk without them now! - by SUNNYARIZONA

Leave a Comment

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.