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Aqua Nordic Walking

Water-based exercises in general can help people with chronic diseases. For people with arthritis, it improves use of affected joints without worsening symptoms. People with rheumatoid arthritis have more health improvements after participating in hydrotherapy than with other activities. Water-based exercises also improve the use of affected joints and decreases pain from osteoarthritis.

Exercising in water offers many physical and mental health benefits and is a good choice for people who want to be more active.


When it comes to Aqua Nordic Walking, the water provides an additional resistance to the Nordic Walking action so your workout is even more intensified. The rhythm of the technique is slightly different and you need your core even more to maintain balance and co-ordination. Special Nordic Walking poles are required for the water environment - they need more weight and more grippy rubber feet. And you do need a pool that is of reasonable size with consistent depth. These are factors to address, but for some people Aqua Nordic Walking may be the ideal exercise to accomodate and benefit their health conditions.

Like with 'dry land' Nordic Walking, proper tuition is essential to to avoid injuries and to gain best outcomes.

For more information on Aqua Nordic Walking contact the Nordic Academy team on