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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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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Walking to health – twenty-one years on

Those of you who’ve been reading my blogs for a while know that I frequently write about the latest research and public policy documents on walking and health.  There have…

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Brains and balance

Next week we are introducing our new focus area: brains and balance. It is all thanks to my physio friend Susie Brown. As those of you who walk regularly with us…

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Balance – Why it’s vital and how to improve it

I was reflecting the other day on how important balance is in our lives.  Work/life balance, financial balance, nutritional balance – they are all things we spend much of our…

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