We are aware at how amazing Nordic Walking is for your health, with the extra calories burned and the natural high you get. Now we are going to prove how Nordic Walking can actually strengthen your relationships.
When living with someone, whether a spouse, friend or significant other, the daily routines of life can take a toll on a relationship. Recently, The Boston Globe Magazine featured a story about a marriage that was strengthened simply by walking.
Relationships succeed when there is an open platform of communication. Many times the ability to listen to each other helps to compromise and create solutions. When you walk next to somebody it doesn’t take long for your rhythms to be in sync- this is called cooperation or a joint action.
Sharing a common interest and activity such as Nordic Walking, takes the relationship out of the every day shuffle and encourages communication in a new setting while eliminating outside distractions. For instance, when you wake up each morning we barley have time to make a cup of coffee let along hold a conversation. Then we come back home we are completely exhausted from work. Between rushing and work the vicious cycle repeats itself.
Making a change in your daily routine such as taking a Nordic Walking stroll around the block will help your relationship reconnect and build a stronger communication platform between you both.
“Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”-Albert Camus
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