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Acta Med Croatica. 2007;61 Suppl 1:33-6.

[Nordic walking: a new form of physical activity in the elderly].

[Article in Croatian]

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Odjel za fizikalnu i rehabilitacijsku medicinu, Opća bolnica Maribor, Fakultet za zdravstvene znanosti, Univerzitet u Mariboru, Maribor, Slovenija.

Abstract

Nordic walking is a form of kinesiologic activity recognized in the Scandinavian countries more than ten years ago. This physical activity activates muscles of the whole body. The use of special sticks for Nordic walking has a simultaneous impact on the strength of shoulder, arm and trunk muscles. Walking with sticks is suitable for all seasons, age groups and all levels of physical ability. The results of studies conducted in the Scandinavian countries confirm that Nordic walking is more effective than walking without sticks.

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18949923
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