What does terrain mean?
The terrain cure (or terrenkur) is a special method of treatment, which is mainly used in health improvement centers. It is based on walks, climbs and descents in hilly areas along specially established routes. In this case, the human body receives a graduated exercise, which contributes to the development of endurance, improving the work of the cardiovascular system and other organs.
As a rule, a terrain cure should be prescribed by the attending physician and be carried out under supervision. Today, the term terrenkur is generally used to call the routes designed for therapeutic walking. The method itself is called Nordic walking. However, the path of health is quite possible to walk without any equipment.
Overcoming special routes helps to improve stamina, the work of the musculoskeletal system, and restore vascular and muscle tone. Properly prescribed exercises have a beneficial effect on physical metabolism, the respiratory system, harden the body and help to prevent various diseases.
Terrenkur route most often runs through attractive landscapes, so the connection with nature has an additional beneficial effect on the neuro-psychological state of a person.
The therapeutic method of terrenkur benefits every person, without exception. Doctors usually appoint walks to their patients in the following cases: those who have a sedentary lifestyle; untrained people with poor stamina; patients with cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, hypotension, myocardial infarction, etc.); patients with impaired metabolism; diagnosed diseases of the digestive system; during recovery after pneumonia; people with asthma or chronic bronchitis; during rehabilitation after damage to the musculoskeletal system; patients who are regularly experiencing stress; people with neurosis, and for people predisposed to hyperexcitability of the nervous system.
Unlike exercising in the gym, walking in the fresh air is more efficient. This is tantamount to comparing tap water with pure spring water. You walk, breathe fresh air, enjoy beautiful views, but at the same time your respiratory and muscular systems are trained. Just do not forget to take care of suitable and comfortable shoes for hiking.
Terrain cure for therapeutic purposes should be performed under the supervision of a doctor. The training load is determined on the basis of the patient's diseases. Depending on the physical condition of the person, the complexity of the route can be chosen. When moving, it is important to consider the following factors: speed; heartbeat; breath; complexity of the route.
The terrenkur technique is a harmonious and natural treatment. The routes are called paths of health and youth. Try on yourself this unique healing technique, and you will definitely notice improvements in your state of health.