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ACSM is fortunate to be the go-to source on sports medicine and exercise science for several national and international media outlets. You can find some of our most recent coverage below, or you can view archived articles.  

Nordic walking strives to shed a stodgy image

by Dorene Internicola | Oct 16, 2014

(Reuters) - Nordic walking, or walking with ski poles, is an effective, full body workout, fitness experts say but it has a bit of an image problem.

The activity burns more calories and works more muscles than walking alone, but to embark on a public trek that looks like cross-country skiing without the snow can require a modicum of unselfconscious courage.

Malin Svensson a Swedish-born athlete, fitness coach and author of the book “Nordic Walking,” has been teaching it in America since 2002.

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