An important Statement published by ICNW: Pole walking - Nordic Walking - Modern Nordic Walking: Definitions, a brief history, and the development of the discipline.
Research news: More scientific evidence of the positive health effects of Nordic Walking in a study conducted by researchers from Finland, Sweden and USA.
The 20th Anniversary Celebrations of Nordic Walking in Finland, August 4-6, 2017. The summary of the historical International Nordic Walking Congress and the official video of the whole event:
August 4. The 1st Congress day
09:00-10:00: Opening ceremony (Areena auditorium)
10:00-12:00: Lectures (Areena auditorium)
10:00-10:30: Ilkka Vuori: Research evidence on the effects of Nordic Walking.
10:30-11:00: Jarmo Ahonen: Does it matter how we walk? Principles of biomechanics in human walking
11:00-11:30: Liisa Tyrväinen: Health and well-being benefits of nature
11:30-12:00: Tiina Arrankoski: Modern Nordic Walking – spiral stabilized movement
13:00-14:00: Presentation of the Finnish National Parks. Auditorium, Finnish Nature Centre www.haltia.com
14:00-17:00: Workshops, practical outdoor activities
- Jarmo Ahonen: Does it matter how we walk? Principles of biomechanics in human walking
- Tiina Arrankoski: Modern Nordic Walking – spiral stabilized movement
- Mika Venojärvi: Measurement of oxygen uptake with portable equipment during walking and Nordic Walking
- Sampo Idstam: Pilates with Nordic Walking poles
17:00-18:00: Product presentation: Mpower – muscle activation monitor www.mpower-bestrong.com
August 5. The 2nd Congress day
09:00-12:00: Lectures (Areena auditorium)
09:00-09:30: Mika Venojärvi: The effect of endurance and resistance training on skeletal muscle metabolism
09:30-10:00: Minna Huotilainen: Brain research reveals the effects of physical exercise
10:00-10:30: Heikki Tikkanen: Walking on four limbs - Nordic Walking and its clinical benefits in rehabilitation
10:30-11:00: Tuomo Kettunen: Energy expenditure of walking and Nordic Walking
11:00-11:30: Tuulia Luomala / Mika Pihlman: The role of thoracolumbar fascia in Nordic Walking
11:30-12:00: Kari Kalliokoski: HIIT – a fast way to get fit
13:00-15:00: Workshops, practical outdoor activities
- Tuulia Luomala / Mika Pihlman: The role of thoracolumbar fascia in Nordic Walking
- Tuomo Kettunen: Increasing the energy expenditure with a good Modern Nordic Walking technique
- Kari Kalliokoski: High intensive training for Nordic Walking
- Silvia Talana & Michela Colagiovanni: Modern Yoga – another way to regenerate the body after a Nordic Walking session
15:00-16:00: Time to relax, eventual travel to Helsinki etc.
a) “Tahko Trail” (in Helsinki): Nordic Walking from Maunula cottege to the Olympic Stadium*
b) Helsinki sightseeing (by request, charged a part)*
c) Excursion in the nature at Solvalla
(* Eventual transport costs not included in the Event’s package, bus transport available.)
See the presentation of the lecturers here.
International Nordic Walking Congress
Solvalla Sports Institute, Espoo, Finland, August 4-5, 2017.
Part of the "Nordic Walking 20 Years" Anniversary Celebration Event.
The Congress was for: scientists, Nordic Walking Coaches, Trainers and Instructors, for all Nordic Walking enthusiasts, for everybody interested in Nordic Walking.
Languages: English and Finnish
Organizers: International Council of Nordic Walking ry (ICNW) and Suomen Latu ry, in collaboration with the World Modern Nordic Walking Academy ry.