Welcome to Walking Sticks Guide, your one-stop website for all things relating to walking , trekking and hiking sticks. This website aims to be the definitive source of information for walkers, hikers and fitness people to help you choose the right sticks, learn how to use them effectively and how to get the most from your activity whether its for fun, work or fitness.
If you can walk, you can use walking poles. Nordic Pole Walking is a low-impact fitness walking using specially designed, lightweight poles, for example. Hiking is greatly enhanced when using walking poles (we prefer this term instead of walking sticks which make them sound vaguely medical!) and there are even a range of fitness regimes which make use of walking poles so, no matter what your level of fitness, your age of expertise, theres a set of poles waiting out there to help you!
Here are just a few of the benefits of using walking:
- Burns up to 46% more calories than other forms exercise mainly due to the extended duration
- Increases cardiovascular efficiency up to 22%
- Improves posture
- Incorporates 90% of your body’s muscles into one activity
- Reduces the impact on your hip, knee and foot joints by 26% compared to regular walking
- Reduces stress
So, as you can see, there’s loads of physical and mental health benefits associated with walking. But, did you know that specialized forms of walking such as Nordic Pole Walking and trail hiking are enhanced even more by using a good set of walking poles.
With many manufacturers and models on the market, choosing the right poles can be a daunting task. So, why not take some time to take a look through our walking pole reviews, as well as browsing the many tips articles we have on the site.
Of course, as well as hunting down the best poles, we have also looked for the best deals online so that buying your first (or next!) set of poles is a painless an experienced as possible
So, thanks for visiting, we hope you find the information on this site useful and, of course, if you have any questions or comments we would love to hear from you.