Am I too old to start Nordic walking?

 Much is written about what it means to be physically fit, but what does it mean for you?  I’m guessing it might include things like: Walking with friends and family/ up…

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How much should I exercise?

Last month the UK’s chief medical officers published new guidelines on physical activity to reflect the latest scientific evidence.  Their previous guidelines were published in 2011 but since then the evidence…

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The benefits of long distance walking

Our Bristol Nordic walkers seem to love distance walking challenges.  The super-long Camino de Santiago trail, Offers Dyke, Cotswold Way, Bath Beat, South Wales Three Peaks, West Highland Way… and…

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Best leg stretches after walking

Many of you have been increasing the length of your walks recently leading up to the Bath Beat.  We are also heading into the Spring and Summer, a popular time…

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How to get even fitter through Nordic walking

Above all else, we want you to enjoy your Nordic walking.  An exercise that’s enjoyable is sustainable.  And Nordic walking is one of the best long-term exercises around.But it’s also…

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Best ways to keep fit after 40

Physical fitness affects the whole body, including the heart and blood vessels, the immune system, muscles, bones and mental well-being.  It’s not just about being physically active.  There’s a whole…

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What is fitness and how fit should I be for my age?

An amazing 75 of our club have signed up for the Bath Beat walking event at the end of April.  We have been busy writing the training programmes for the…

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Best posture while Nordic walking

Put your hand up if you drop your head when you’re deep in thought whilst walking.  Or if you look down at your feet when on uneven ground.  (I’m guessing…

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Exercises to help balance, strength and flexibility at home

I was discussing mini health rituals with some of our instructors recently and we came up with a fabulous list of little multi-tasking exercises to boost balance, strength and flexibility.For…

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Nordic walking – is it the best exercise?

By Ros Ingleby - Instructor with Bristol Nordic Walking.  For me the answer to this question is a resounding YES. I believe Nordic walking to be the best exercise you can…

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