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…

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How to improve your willpower

How often are your best health and fitness intentions thwarted when your willpower wanes, and is there anything you can do to stop this happening? Antonia Macaro, a long time Bristol…

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Britain’s top 100 walks plus the ‘truth’ about how to get fit

There were two interesting TV programmes last week about walking and fitness.  The first was co-presented by Julia Bradbury, the second was by Michael Mosley about health and fitness.Britain’s top…

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Aerobic fitness: it’s not always about distance

There’s a whole bunch of reasons why most of us come Nordic walking, but maintaining and increasing aerobic fitness is probably one of them.  This gives us the puff to…

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