Dementia, heart health and Nordic walking

There were a couple health-related stories last week which I thought might interest you.New WHO global guidelines to curb dementiaLast Tuesday the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued global recommendations on…

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How to live longer

I’ve been reading a fascinating little book recently – The Nordic Guide to Living 10 years Longer*.  Originally in Swedish, happily for me it has been translated and published in…

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Best lifestyle changes to protect against dementia

The Times this weekend ran the headline ‘Research now shows that brain supplements don’t prevent dementia’.  Omega 3 fish oil, B vitamins (or any other vitamins), selenium (or any other…

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What is the Pelvic Floor?

Our Guest blog this week is by Fiona Morgan, Woman's Health Physiotherapist, MCSP, HCPC. Fiona from Clifton Physiotherapy is originally from South Africa and has been working in the area of women's…

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Get your life back – How to manage arthritis

We know that many of you are managing arthritis.  Indeed it was autoimmune arthritis that helped lead Vicky to discover Nordic walking and set up Bristol Nordic Walking in the…

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9 benefits of Nordic walking

What does Nordic walking do for you? Whether you want to shed a few pounds, increase your fitness, protect your joints or simply have a fun sociable walk, Nordic walking…

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Nutrition and Nordic walking

I have written many blogs about the benefits of exercise for health.  But as we all know, exercise is only one of the cornerstones.  My missive a couple of weeks…

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Nordic walking and top tips for better sleep

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life yet not only is it elusive for many of us, it is often positively neglected.  In 1942, less than…

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How to keep your head up while Nordic walking

Do you drop your head when you walk – either because you’re afraid of tripping or because you’re lost in thought?  What about when you text or use a computer…

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