Nordic walking is a great form of exercise for everybody. It suits people of all ages and of all fitness levels and is the ideal warm-up and recovery for professional athletes. Developed in Finland, Nordic walking is based on the familiar diagonal stride skiing technique: the poles give rhythm to the stride, but also more length and speed to the step.
Nordic walking is essentially walking with poles. The poles make walking more efficient in many ways and the walking technique often becomes more balanced. The average calorie consumption is about 400kcal/h (while normal walking burns up 280kcal/h).