26 Oct 2015
The team at Moore Place care home in Esher had great fun on Friday 23 October when they had an introduction to Nordic walking.
Bea Zomer, Nordic Walking Instructor from Walk Fit came along to Moore Place, on Portsmouth Road, to show the care team this style of ‘total body workout’ walking.
Home Manager, Miranda Morgan, said: “The whole experience was very interesting. We want staff and residents at Moore Place to be healthy and happy, so we will introduce this type of walking to those who are interested in keeping fit.”
Nordic walking is an athletic sport but can also be enjoyed both by non-athletes as a health-promoting physical activity.
Performed by applying force to specially designed walking poles, this exercise engages muscles which normal walking does not, to increase heart rate and energy consumption.