Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

September 12, 2014

Nordic walking / Caminata nórdica / Marche nordique / Caminhada Nórdica

In English:

Nordic walking is yet popular in Finland although it was invented in 1997 by Marko Kantaneva. Its “basics” were made known in 1974 by Mauri Repo. In this post I show how people in my home town practice Nordic walking on a beautiful summer day.

My photos go this way: Warm-up, walking, before the start, rest stop and arriving to the departure place. Two last photos are some weeks later when we walked the route again. If You are interested about Nordic walking, after photos I give some links to better know what others write about it.

En español:

Nordic Walking es aún popular en Finlandia aunque fue inventado ya en 1997 por Marko Kantaneva. Sus “básico” se dieron a conocer en 1974 por Mauri Repo. En este post voy a mostrar cómo la gente en mi ciudad natal practica caminata nórdica en un día soleado de verano.

Mis fotos van de esta manera: calentamiento, antes de comenzar, caminando, área de descanso y llegando al lugar de salida. Dos últimas fotos son algunas semanas más tarde, cuando caminamos la ruta de nuevo. Si usted está interesado acerca de la marcha nórdica, despues las fotos voy a dar para Vosotros algunos enlaces para conocer mejor lo que otros escriben sobre él.

Para practicar la marcha nórdica, Usted necesita sólo bastones de caminata nórdica.

En francais:

La marche nordique est encore populaire en Finlande bien que elle a été inventé déjà en 1997 par Marko Kantaneva. Ses “fondamentaux” ont été portées à la connaissance en 1974 par Mauri Repo. Dans ce post, je montrerai comment les gens dans ma ville natale vont pratiquer la marche nordique sur un jour ensoleillé d’été.

Mes photos vont de cette façon: Warm-up, lavant le démarrage,a marche, aire de repos et arrivant à l’endroit de départ. Deux dernières photos sont quelques semaines plus tard quand nous sommes entrés de nouveau la route. Si vous êtes intéressé au sujet de la marche nordique, après mes photos je donne quelques liens pour mieux connaître ce que les autres écrivent à ce sujet.

Pour pratiquer la marche nordique, vous n’avez besoin que de bâtons de marche nordique.

Em Português:

A caminhada nórdica é popular ainda hoje na Finlândia, embora ele foi inventado em 1997 por Marko Kantaneva. Seus “princípios” foram dados a conhecer em 1974 por Mauri Repo. Neste post vou mostrar como as pessoas em minha cidade natal praticam a caminhada nórdica em um belo dia de verão.

Minhas fotos vão desta maneira: fazendo aquecimento, antes do início, a caminhada, parada de descanso e chegando ao local de partida. Duas últimas fotos são algumas semanas depois, quando nós andávamos a rota novamente. Se você está interessado sobre a caminhada nórdica, depois das fotos eu darei algumas ligações para conhecer melhor o que outras pessoas escrevem sobre isso.

Para praticar a caminhada nórdica, você só precisa de pólos de caminhada nórdica.

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English:

Wikipedia
Nordic Walking World Record Attempt
Nordic Walk This Way
Nordicwalkingadventuresidaho’s Blog
Nordic Walking and it’s many health benefits

Español:

Wikipedia
La caminata nórdica: un deporte de resistencia
Blog de NordicEsport.com

Francais:

Wikipedia
Marche Nordique64

Português

Wikipedia
Nordic Walking, você já conhece esta novidade?
Caminhada nórdica Nordic Walking – BH Brasil
Nordic Walking Portugal

日本語で:

ノルディックウォーキング
ノルディックウォーキングで健康に(健康づくり大学)
ノルディックウォーキング
別府をノルディックウオーキングの聖地に!
春の健康ウォーク、ノルディックウォーキング参加も

In italiano:

Camminata nordica
Esclusiva: “la vera storia del Nordic Walking” intervista a Marko Kantaneva l’inventore del nordic walking

Deutsch:

Nordic Walking Union
Phänomen Nordic Walking
Nordic-Walken im Harz

49 Comments »

  1. Ah le sport quel qu’il soit permet de garder la forme!!! Bravo pour cette série très intéressante et l’on voit que ta femme y prend beaucoup de plaisir. Et puis cela permet de découvrir la nature, les gens et cela semble très sympa. C’est bien de fair euh petit échauffement avant de partir;-)
    Bonne fin de semaine des bises

    Comment by Sophie L. — September 12, 2014 @ 07:45 | Reply

    • Bonjour Sophie.

      Nature et sport sont excellente combinaisons. Nature aide l’esprit et le sport de notre condition physique. Ce fut une expérience très agréable. Merci pour votre commentaire si gentil.

      Bonne fin de semaine à toi aussi. Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 12, 2014 @ 08:33 | Reply

  2. Antes de todo, que buenas fotos! Nos revelan bosques y lagunas de tu tierra y el espíritu deportivo de los Finlandeses……
    Veo que Anja participa a todo esto com mucho dinamismo, también! Es un post precioso, Matti!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — September 12, 2014 @ 09:00 | Reply

    • Hola Anna.

      Es verdad que a ella le gusta muchisíma, pero no todas las días, solamente unas veces durarante el verano. Hoy a ella gusta más en correr. Muchas gracias por tu comentario.

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 12, 2014 @ 09:47 | Reply

  3. You’re going to be so nice and fit! I saw a big group of Nordic walkers, in costume, during Carnevale in Venice.

    Comment by ytaba36 — September 12, 2014 @ 09:36 | Reply

    • Hi Ytaba36.

      Thank You for Your comment. It was very nice to read that You have seen Nordic walking.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 12, 2014 @ 09:50 | Reply

  4. It looks so fun!

    Have a nice weekend.

    Comment by 洋子 — September 12, 2014 @ 16:51 | Reply

    • Hi Maatan.

      It as fun indeed. The walking route was new to us and very beautiful. Thank You for Your comment.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 13, 2014 @ 08:02 | Reply

  5. La marche nordique est arrivée chez moi, c’est tout un sport,
    je suis plus traditionel, je lui prefère la bonne vielle rando
    le long de nos chemins de campagne.
    Le reflet sur la onzième photos est magnifique.
    Belle fin de soirée et bon Weekend.

    Comment by vever02 — September 12, 2014 @ 18:27 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Le fait est que nous aimons aussi la marche “normale” plus. Ma femme était curieux de voir comment se réchauffer. Les bâtons de marche étaient cadeau de son employeur. Aujourd’hui, elle aime courir un peu aussi.

      La chose la plus importante est de sortir, jouir de l’air frais, et, de la nature!

      Je te souhaite un agréable weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 13, 2014 @ 10:55 | Reply

  6. I have not yet tried it – so far! ^^ But looking at your photos automatically intensifies the wish to start with it. To give it a try. People seem to enjoy it very much (and it’s healthy, too). And you know, with such beautiful forests around (like you have them in Finland), it simply must be inevitable to start the nordic walking as quick as possible.
    Have a nice weekend!

    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — September 12, 2014 @ 23:33 | Reply

    • Hi Michèle.

      Thank You for Your lovely comment. I translated this from a Finnish page: “Many studies have shown that Nordic walking is clearly – up to 20% – better than walking without poles. Walking with poles helps oxygen consumption to rise more, the heart rate increases more and muscles are working more than when doing ordinary walking.

      Since the poles to use to put your hands, neck, shoulders and back work more efficiently than ordinary walking, the species is ideally suited for seating workers and those who have neck shoulder pains.”

      The length of poles is important! How to calculate the length of poles? Pole length is 0.68 x your height. So this is the easiest way to calculate the length of the poles.

      You must remember that what is suitable for one, does not fit the other, meaning that You can love it or not.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 13, 2014 @ 11:24 | Reply

  7. That has to be very good exercise, and from your photos, you have a beautiful place in which to do it! It’s interesting to see all of the folks out doing it!

    Comment by montucky — September 13, 2014 @ 04:50 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      When not hiking, this one way to keep oneself in good condition. My wife especially interested in warmup, because with poles man can make many “useful” training movements even inside. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 13, 2014 @ 11:35 | Reply

  8. Walking is healthy!
    How long distance walking?

    Comment by キース — September 13, 2014 @ 09:19 | Reply

    • Hi Keith.

      Thank You for Your comment. Well, this route was short. When exercising our daily walking, it varies between seven and ten kilometers. It keeps us in good condition.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 13, 2014 @ 11:40 | Reply

  9. When we went for our morning walk last Thursday, my wife and I passed a group of people who were doing this.

    Comment by Nenkin Seikatsu — September 13, 2014 @ 12:39 | Reply

    • Hello Nenkin Seikatsu.

      Oh, it was nice to read that You have seen Nordic walking there. Thank You leaving Your comment.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 13, 2014 @ 12:42 | Reply

  10. Hello,Sartenada. It sounds nice! I can imagine how confortable to walk in nature. Autum is best season for walking, isn’t it?

    Comment by superkamui — September 13, 2014 @ 13:21 | Reply

    • Hi Superkamui.

      Autumn is best season to walk in in the nature, because it is not too hot, cold has not arrived and no mosquitos. Thank You checking my post and leaving Your comment.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 13, 2014 @ 13:32 | Reply

  11. bonjour je ne connaissais pas ” la marche nordique ” avec les bâtons j’ai fait y a quelques années de la randonnée sans bâtons quel plaisir de se retrouver tout un groupe un petit échauffement avant de partir et voilà tu nous offre de splendides photos moi qui aime mes copains les arbres je suis aux anges belles photos bisous bon week-end MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — September 13, 2014 @ 13:43 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Oh, quel commentaire d’éloge! Eh bien, quelquefois vous pouvez le tester avec vos copains.🙂 J’suis ravi que mes photos te plaisent.

      Je te souhaite une agréable journée! Bisous.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 14, 2014 @ 08:04 | Reply

  12. What a good idea – all the benefits of cross-country skiing without the frostbite!

    Comment by Ann — September 14, 2014 @ 13:53 | Reply

    • Hi Ann.

      Yes, you got. I am that you commented this post. It took nearly one week to make including links. Thank You.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 14, 2014 @ 13:57 | Reply

  13. The trail through the forest looks like Alaska! Lovely photos.

    Comment by pagedogs — September 14, 2014 @ 14:23 | Reply

    • Hello Pagedogs.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. Comparison between landscapes around the world is interesting to always. In this area there are pines everywhere. There are many types of forests here, like: mixed forests, spruce forests, birch forests etc. Thank You leaving Your comment.

      Have a great start of new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 15, 2014 @ 07:22 | Reply

  14. looks like great exercise and I like the outdoor exercise equipment too. We do have those in Canada as well.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — September 14, 2014 @ 17:43 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      Thank You. Most important is to go outside to walk, run, bike, hike, what ever, but not to stay inside if possible. I was quite sure that Nordic walking was known in Canada also.

      Have a great start of new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 15, 2014 @ 07:31 | Reply

      • Yes definitely we have Nordic walking too. Wishing you a great week!

        Comment by Sue Slaght — September 15, 2014 @ 14:09 | Reply

  15. Nordic walking is also popular in Canada, but I have not seen such a large organised group yet, except for Nordic skiing. What a lovely and social day. I like the exercise park or is that a playground for adults ?

    Comment by Tokeloshe — September 16, 2014 @ 00:28 | Reply

    • Hi Linda.

      The exercise is for both, children and adults, but in this case most visitors are adults because the walk / hike in the woods. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 16, 2014 @ 10:03 | Reply

  16. We even have Nordic walking where I live. One of the fitness centers promotes it. I have the poles that I used for hiking. If I could figure our how to hold the poles and the dog leash at the same time, I’d try it on my neighborhood walks. Thanks for another look into your lives in Finland, Matti!

    Comment by Heart To Harp — September 17, 2014 @ 21:40 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      Okay, You knew this walking style! Yes, it is “mission impossible” to solve how to walk with dog and walking poles. I am very happy for Your comment. Thank you.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 18, 2014 @ 10:54 | Reply

  17. Good morning.
    Now, Japan is 9/19 AM.7.35.
    Nordic Walking,
    ^ ^ Even here, seems to be popular
    You walk in the beautiful scenery it ^ ^ I’m comfortable

    Comment by ❤ちえたん — September 19, 2014 @ 00:35 | Reply

    • Hi ちえたん.

      This was very nice to read. Thank You.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 19, 2014 @ 10:41 | Reply

  18. I was lucky to be in Finland 2 years ago. I saw 2 old women walking with two sticks. I asked them what the sticks were for and they gently told me they were for Nordic walking.

    Comment by Hussein Omar — September 20, 2014 @ 00:10 | Reply

    • Hello Hussein.

      Two years in Finland. So You know a lot of m country! Thank You commenting.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 21, 2014 @ 07:51 | Reply

  19. Olá!

    Estive sem internet por uns tempos, mas voltei com tudo e já estou aqui outra vez!🙂

    Gostei das fotos, do lugar. A trilha parece bem interessante. Adoro caminhadas. A última que fiz foi para Terra Rica, onde há três morros, veja uma foto: http://www.turismoregional.com.br/_assets/imagens/municipios/927_fotos_g.jpg

    Grande Abraço

    Té +!

    Comment by Administrador — September 20, 2014 @ 15:46 | Reply

    • Oí Ze.

      Fico feliz que você está de volta. Provavelmente foi ótimo para tentar parapente. Eu mesmo não ouso a tentar!

      Obrigado pelo seu comentário!

      Um grande abraço.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 21, 2014 @ 08:06 | Reply

  20. Moi!
    I have seen the people of Nordic Walking in Tokyo sometimes.
    However, it is very rare. Nordic Walking is not well known to Japanese people.
    But I am very interested in Nordic Walking. I’d like to try it someday.
    Kiitos🙂

    Comment by Misa — September 20, 2014 @ 18:28 | Reply

    • Hi Misa.

      Very nice, I think that it is worth for a try. Normal walking keeps balance and feet in good condition, but Nordic walking also hands and shoulders.

      ありがとうございます. すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — September 21, 2014 @ 07:58 | Reply

  21. It looks like great exercise and the views are really beautiful!

    Comment by megtraveling — September 21, 2014 @ 13:51 | Reply

    • Hi Meg.

      Thank You. With good condition we have healthy life. Recent studies reveal that walking is healthier than it was previously thought.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 21, 2014 @ 14:20 | Reply

  22. I belong to a Nordic walking group, Sartenada, and we’re often to be seen walking briskly along the beach in my home town. I just spotted your sand sculptures in your previous post and they look fabulous so I’m off there now. 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — September 21, 2014 @ 15:47 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      Wow. This was positive surprise to me. I am so glad that You told to us that You exercise the Nordic walking. Thank You for Your comment.

      Happy ne week!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 22, 2014 @ 07:19 | Reply

  23. What a lot of people together – a true social event! I use poles when I’m backpacking with a heavy load, but I obviously don’t do the proper Nordic Walking thing!

    Comment by chrissiedixie — September 24, 2014 @ 20:37 | Reply

    • Hi Chrissie.

      I do not know what is the proper way to do Nordic walking, but most important is just leave house and enjoy life as well physical exercises. Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 25, 2014 @ 10:32 | Reply

  24. That’s really interesting! Only very occasionally do we see people walking with poles here.

    Comment by hayley — October 25, 2014 @ 05:36 | Reply

    • Hi Hayley.

      So nice to hear that on the opposite site of the world it is known. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 25, 2014 @ 08:34 | Reply


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