New study reveals the workout that outperforms HIIT for heart health.
When done properly, Nordic walking trains 80% to 90% of your muscles, while walking and running only activate 40%.
Deltoids, pectorals, upper abdominals, forearm flexors, subscapularis, triceps, and external obliques are also employed.
130 patients in Reed's 12-week trial performed either 60 minutes of Nordic walking on an indoor track,
60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous continuous exercise, or a 45-minute HIIT session
- Michelle Delio
All exercise routines increased patients' sadness and quality of life
but Nordic walking improved functional ability the most, researchers found.