INWA is the Global Governing Body promoting Nordic Walking and we want to offer our support and collaboration for all research.
INWA now has an extensive Research Library with scientific articles on most of the common medical conditions where Nordic Walking has been used as the form of exercise.
This list, elaborated by the working team of Barbara Pellegrini and Federica Gilli – CeRiSM and Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences – University of Verona (Verona – Italy) and by the working team of Andrea Di Blasio of the University of Chieti-Pescara, contains all the international scientific literature relating to Nordic Walking.
From the link attributed to each specific study, the text can be accessed directly; some searches are “open access” which is free access for anyone and generally you can access the full text and download. In other cases, however, you can access the complete text only if you have particular credentials (University, school, subscription to sector magazines, etc.); otherwise, you can only read the abstract, an extract of the content of the study that provides a sufficiently comprehensive overview of the subject matter.
The list also highlights the macro-categories of interest (cardiovascular, cancer, obesity, etc.) and the type of pathology treated with Nordic Walking. It is also emphasized whether the reference technique of the study is INWA or not.
Some graphs are further represented to support a more in-depth analysis of the various macro-areas and specific areas.
All the work is made available to all ANWI and INWA instructors to expand their knowledge on the subject. If you wish to have acces please follow the link
The full research list provided by the team of ANWI you find here
– Larynx and hypopharyngeal
– Ischemic heart
– Heart failure
– Sacral stress fractures
– CLPB deficiency
– Joint prosthesis
– Musculoskeletal complaints
– Neck-shoulder pain
– Chronic prostatitis
– Sjogren Syndrome
– Marfan Syndrome
– Down’s Syndrome
– Affective disorders
– Alcohol dependency
– Lung transplant
– Respiratory disorders
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We are interested in hearing from researchers worldwide with interests in Nordic Walking and Walking. We aim to gather and share knowledge worldwide on the benefits and effects of Nordic Walking. To become part of our group of researchers, please follow the link.
Other INWA Nordic Walking – Research Papers
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