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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How to use your Fitbit when Nordic walking

My Fitbit fascinationAt last I have a Fitbit. This little device has caused a huge stir and I wanted to see for myself just what all the fuss is about.…

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Healthy snacks for Nordic walking

Healthy Nordic walking snacksMany of you are beginning to tackle some longer Nordic walks, which means you need to consider taking food to eat along the way as well as…

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Improving fitness using goals when Nordic walking

Do you like goal setting?  Does it help motivate you?   For most of us I expect it’s a matter of balance.  We don’t want to be ruled by ‘achievement targets’…

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