Citizens and visitors to Humenné can now enjoy the first Nordic walking route. The first part of the route leads through forest and the second follows a paved forest track. The circuit is about 4.5 kilometres long and the walk takes about an hour, equal to 6,700 steps. The route is marked with special panels.
Nordic walking is a sport that was established in Finland. It involves walking with sticks that are similar to those used for skiing and may change according to the terrain. When walking with the sticks, 600 muscles are involved in the movement and the upper part of the body reduces 30 percent of the burden to the legs thus reducing the load.
The project is part of the cooperation between the Slovak town of Humenné and the Polish town of Jaslo.
21. Jun 2018 at 22:49 | TASR, Compiled by Spectator staff