Physical activity

Hypopressive exercises


Nordic walking - Parc Taulí

In February 2017, the “Health on the Move” program began in Parc Taulí, conceived by the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, which consists of the introduction to Nordic walking as a regular physical exercise for those users, professionals and the community in general that can benefit from the practice of a physical activity on a regular basis. Currently, the activity is carried out with patients with fibromyalgia, Parkinson's and upper extremity lymphedema, and with professionals with and without pathology of the musculoskeletal system.

Nordic walking is a physical activity that consists of walking in a harmonious and balanced way with specially designed canes, with a specific technique in which 90% of body muscles participate. It is considered a new concept of healthy movement that must be accompanied by a learning technique.

Applied to the field of health, Nordic walking is healthy, safe and easily incorporated into daily life. The health benefits are achieved with regular practice:

  • Improves coordination, balance and muscular endurance.
  • Decreases impact on joints towards normal gait.
  • It provides more benefits than walking and is especially recommended for people with chronic heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, chronic pain and impaired mood.

Many studies show that exercise is a very useful tool to prevent health problems or improve the evolution of some diseases. Parc Taulí, as a health-promoting hospital, adheres to the initiative of the Department of Health for the promotion, leadership and implementation of health among the population and health workers.