I know you have all been anxiously more commontary on "Mordic Walking". As you may already be aware, it looks really stupid. If you do not know what Nordic walking is, then you have come to the right place. Nordic Walking is simply walking with ski poles. That's it.
Pro's to Nordic Walking : Better Stability (especially on ice)
Good weight distrubution - great for heavy people with joint problems, great for packing a baby
Works your arms
Great on steep inclines, deep snow, uneven surfaces and yes did I mention ice?
All around great aerobic workout
Cons to Nordic Walking : It looks stupid
I have been challenged by this mile of pure ice on our road. Years back, it kept me indoors. Now I am learning to see it as more of a challenge. My ingenious husband put sheet metal screws in a pair of my old hikers. No I do not have a screw loose. It really works great on ice!! For a fraction of the price of some fancy ice spikes, you can do this too :-)
I can hear you already "but I might break a hip". Well just remember that stagnant life style along with unhealthy eating habbits is a good way to slowly but surely deteriorate your health.
Live Dangerously. Take on the wild side with your ski poles.