Next Sunday 29 October, the International Osteoarthritis Foundation (OAFI), Caminoterapia Foundation and the company Walkim are organizing an introductory workshop on Nordic walking at the Can Dragó Municipal Sports Centre in Bareclona, in collaboration with the chain of sports clubs Eurofitness. The workshop is aimed at both osteoarthritis patients and people who want to take care of their joint health, as several studies point to the benefits of Nordic walking for joints and muscles.
“Physical activity is a key part of preventing the progression of osteoarthritis. However, each patient must find the activity that suits them best. From the Foundation we want to encourage everyone who wants to take care of their joints, whether they are osteoarthritis patients or not, to lead a healthy life and practice some physical activity”, explained the President of OAFI, Dr. Josep Vergés.
For this reason, OAFI has signed a collaboration agreement with the Caminoterapia Foundation to work together on research projects to study the benefits of Nordic walking in osteoarthritis and implement training programs fof this modality for patients of the Foundation.
Nordic Walking Workshop 29 October
The first of these workshops will take place on Sunday 29 October at CEM Can Dragó Eurofitness in Barcelona from 10:30am.
10.30 am Meeting at CEM Can Dragó Eurofitness, Rosselló i Porcel 7-11, Barcelona
10.45h Entrance to the athletics stadium and delivery of Nordic walking poles
11.00 h Nordic walking initiation workshop
12:00 h Practice at the athletics track
12.30h Two-kilometre walk around Can Dragó
13.30h End of the activity
Registration is free, just write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 931 594 015