konnidreipaltTo find it out – please, answer the questions below: 

1. Is your neck and shoulder area fit? YES / NO

  • Nordic walking conditions the neck and shoulder area muscles and relieves tensions. 

2. Do you exercise enough? (at least 1 – 2 times per week, and for about 30 minutes at a time) YES / NO

  • Nordic walking appeals to large groups of people everywhere. So Nordic walking must be fun and appropriately challenging.

3. Are your abdominal muscles fit? YES / NO

  • If your abdominal muscles are not fit, you will be able to improve their firmness and condition with Nordic walking and pole gymnastic exercises.

4. Are your back muscles fit? YES / NO

  • If your back muscles are not fit, you will be able to improve their firmness and condition with Nordic walking and pole gymnastic exercises. 

5. Are your arm muscles fit? YES / NO

  • If your arm muscles have become weak then pole thrusts involved in Nordic walking will restore your muscle strength.

6. Do you squat easily? YES / NO

  • Nordic walking combined with pole gymnastic exercises will give you flexible joints and muscles. 

7. Can you walk up three flights of stairs easily and without panting? YES / NO

  • The pleasure, motivation and benefits provided by Nordic walking will soon restore your wellness to the level set by your age. 

8. When you divide your weight by the square of your height, e.g. 75 kg / 1.872 = 22.4 (weight index), is the result below 25? YES / NO

  • Regular Nordic walking workouts and properly balanced eating are the best options to control your weight.

9. Do you enjoy jogging? YES / NO

  •  If you do not like running, all benefits of running and jogging can be achieved through a much more painless way – through Nordic walking.

10. Do you enjoy walking? YES / NO

  •  If you do not like running, all benefits of running and jogging can be achieved through a much more painless way – through Nordic walking.

If you answered ‘No’ to more than one question, then Nordic walking is surely an excellent workout for you. And what is better – even if you answered ‘Yes’ to all or most of the questions, Nordic walking is still an excellent form of workout for you!

© Marko Kantaneva, 2005 Nordic walking publications

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