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Walking the walk with the Finnish in sight - Local News - News - General - The Greater Dandenong Weekly

Walking the walk with the Finnish in sight - Local News - News - General - The Greater Dandenong Weekly | Finland | Scoop.it
A NOBLE Park community group is taking great strides with a Finnish-inspired exercise.

The Arabic Women Seniors Group has received funding from Arthritis Victoria to purchase Nordic walking sticks, which are used by the participants, most with arthritis, to enhance their movement while walking.

Nordic walking was developed in Finland by cross-country skiers who maintained their physical fitness over summer by walking with their ski poles.

General manager of training, information and programs at Arthritis Victoria Jane Glatz likened the exercise to being on a cross-trainer.

She said research indicated people who used Nordic poles had a greater cardiovascular workout.

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Welcome to the World of Original Nordic Walking!

Welcome to the World of Original Nordic Walking! | Finland | Scoop.it
The mission of the World Original Nordic Walking Federation (ONWF) is to unite member individuals, organizations and industry partners in educational, research and promotional projects aimed at increasing participation in Nordic Walking and thus creating a critically needed positive impact on public health on every continent around the globe. Our central focus will be on educating, empowering and encouraging people of all ages, abilities and means to enjoy a more active life and in doing so prevent the onset of many of the epidemic diseases of sedentary living through regular enjoyment of the body, mind and spirit-nurturing benefits of Original Nordic Walking.
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