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Step out the Nordic way
11:32am Thursday 7th March 2013 in Chester-le-Street
PEOPLE in North Durham have the chance to get fit using a special walking technique.
Nordic walking is a whole body exercise that uses specially-designed poles to enhance the natural walking experience.
Lauren Lang, Health Improvement Practitioner with County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust’s Health Improvement Service, said, “Nordic walking is a fun and social form of exercise and has been proven to burn 46 per cent more calories than normal walking.
“We believe passionately that participation in physical activity contributes positively to people and the communities in which they live and work.
“County Durham provides a wonderful county in which to pursue an active lifestyle. A landscape, including large areas of countryside and many beautiful beaches and coastlines, provides the perfect playground for people to become more physically active.”
The following sessions are available: Chester-le-Street , Thursdays, 1.30 to 2.30pm, Riverside Sports Pavilion.
Durham, Tuesdays, 10 to 11am, Houghall College Campus, Houghall.
Peterlee, Tuesdays, 1.30 to 2.30pm, The Pavilion, Helford Road, Peterlee.
Each session costs £1 per person and walking poles are provided free of charge.