Wellness dictionary

Little ABC for your spa-break questions ...

In their treatment discriptions, wellness hotels often use technical terms, which are hard to understand for potential guests. We have therefore collected and defined the most relevant terms in our small wellness ABC. A tip: Our wellness dictionary also supports word requests. You don't need to know the exact wording.

Nordic Walking

Nordic walking is easy to learn

and is suitable for any age group or fitness level because the exercise can be individually adjusted according to age and training level. It is great for people who haven’t exercised much and would like to increase their general fitness levels because there is very little strain on the joints. For this reason it is exceptionally good for people suffering from conditions like osteoporosis, osteoarthritis or back problems. However, it is important to seek medical advice if you haven’t exercised for a long time, suffer from any medical condition or are obese.

Can you lose weight by doing Nordic Walking?

When using the poles, it is possible to burn 20% more calories due to the increased level of oxygen intake compared to a normal walk. This endurance exercise is great for losing weight because it stimulates the fat burning process in the metabolism. It is also popular with people who are not great fans of exercise because the effect of the exercise on the muscles is not felt that much, so it is enjoyable rather than tiring. Each training session should last between 30 and 90 minutes. The least intense the training is the longer the training time should be and the more intensive the training is the shorter the training time should be. The longer duration and the least intense form of Nordic walking benefit the body the most because it encourages the fat burning process in the muscles. 

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