– it is far less traumatic than most sports, Nordic walking included;
– with Speed walking, you will vigorously swing your arms; even if you do not directly use your arms to push you forward, as it happens with Nordic walking, this arm swinging uses also the muscles of the upper part of your body. But, first of all, the good coordination of arms, legs, and hip, requires that you maintain a correct posture and a proper tension of your abdomen and trunk muscles;
– Speed walking is anyway a fast walking, that you will do somewhat forcing the normal walking paces; if you do not perceive doing some effort, perhaps you are doing something else; and you are definitely not doing any workout;
– as for all the physical activities, preventively go through a medical check-up, especially if you come from a mainly sedentary way of life.
Now, some more personal tips:
– you can practice in almost any place, with appropriate conditions (see the “How to do” chapter);
– Speed walking improves your coordination capacity and, when done well, it makes you more friendly with your body;
– Speed walking became for me an excellent complement also for some apparently not very related activities, such as hiking, for its coordinative improvement and possibilities of pace variation according to needs.