"The Thursday Nordic Walking group brings laughter and friendship into my life. My Nordic Walking poles got me through Uzbekistan and Western China last year, and this year I am taking my poles on a Trans-Siberian journey.”
Nordic Walking is particularly helpful for people with Parkinson’s:
- The four points of contact on the ground provide stability and encourage at tall upright safe walking posture.
- Nordic Walking encourages big arm swings and longer strides – helping the tendency of people with Parkinson’s to take small shuffling steps.
- All exercise is known to promote brain health, and a cross-body activity like Nordic Walking has been shown to have strong neuroprotective benefits.