How to get started
Start on easy, flat terrain. Thirty minutes of walking with poles is equivalent to fifty minutes of walking without poles. Keep a constant speed. You should be able to conduct a conversation while you walk. If you cannot hold a conversation, then you are walking too fast. Try to increase the time you are exercising each week until you have reached up to 1.5 – 2 hours.
The poles are also excellent tools for stretching. After a few weeks you will notice the difference – more relaxed muscles, better conditioning and better health. Do not limit your exercising to streets and sidewalks. Nordic Walking is suitable for all types of terrain. With the poles, you get good support and better balance on any terrain while also increasing the intensity of the exercise.