Nordic walking is a sport originated in Finland. Previously, it was practiced by cross-country skiers when there was not enough snow. Nordic walking can be gentle, active or sporty. However, it should always be preceded by a warm-up because it is a sport that requires some effort from the legs and upper body muscles.
This walk, practiced with walking poles allows one to develop a natural movement of arms, thanks to the two poles that support you. You can go faster and walk further. The upper part of your body and your legs are always moving, but it is not exhausting.
This sport of Nordic walking is good for your health, body and mind. It will not tire you because it does not affect the cardio-respiratory system. This is also why it can be practiced by everyone as long as you are reasonable about the difficulty of the hike you undertake. Nordic walking is practiced in summer as in winter, but always requiring good walking shoes designed for this discipline.
Beginners can be instructed by guides on how to use the famous poles essential for Nordic walking. Then you then leave to discover the area, pacing up and down its trails, followed by giant steps after a little warm up. Dynamic and lively, the discipline can be practiced alone or in groups. The poles can be rented for the occasion from clubs. Nordic walking can be done around Épinal which is an ideal area to start as it has an agreeable elevation and its landscapes are full of charm.