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Walking Techniques

You have all been covering a lot of miles since we started the Match the Mileage Mission so we have had a look around to find things that will add a bit of variety to you miles. These will help you to burn more calories and gain more of a workout while doing the same amount of miles and keep things interesting.

  

Power Walking

Power Walking is a well known walking technique. It involves walking at a faster pace but making sure you don’t run. Walking is one of the most basic techniques that people develop and by power walking you get extra benefits from it. This technique will help to burn more calories and see more benefits from the miles you are covering. You can read an article about power walking here.

Power Walking
Power Walking
Nordic Walking
Nordic Walking
 

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a style of walking that is becoming very popular in the UK. It began in the 1930s in Finland as a way for skiers to keep in shape during the summer months when there was no snow.

Nordic Walking is an enhancement of the normal walking style. It involves having a pole in each hand and moving the poles backwards and forwards with the walking motion. This means you are using more of the major muscles groups and getting more benefit than you would be if you did the same walk without the poles. If you would like to find out more about Nordic Walking you can visit the Nordic Walking website.