Nordic walking is with support from specially designed poles, with a technique that was developed in Finland as a full body workout. The poles are used alongside an ergonomic technique that supports the body to move effectively and enables upper body and core muscles to be engaged and support the lower body.
Green exercise is a phrase coined in 2003 by the University of Essex. The concept has been researched and involves exercise outdoors such as woodland, fields, by the river and coastal areas and participants being exposed to fresh air and being able to ‘ground ‘by being connected to the Earth. Research is continually conducted and acknowledges the contribution of nature sights and sounds to aid in a mindful experience. Under the University of Essex the researchers comprise of experts in areas of health and wellbeing, community re-engagement, behavioural change and exercise physiology.