Can Nordic walking help with shoulder pain?

Our shoulder joint is the most complicated joint in our whole body, with the greatest range of motion. You can move it in ten different ways. Ten!  It is no…

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Health and Nordic walking for the over 40’s

I want to start with the launch of ‘One You’ * last week by Public Health England.  It’s aim is to raise awareness in the over 40s about the need…

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Weather, wellness and a useful review of fitness trackers

In my six years of running Nordic walking classes, I cannot remember a day like yesterday.  Heavy rain driven virtually horizontally towards us by gusts of close to gale force…

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The January blues?

What a difference a week makes.  Last week I was writing about how to cope with the exceptionally wet, muddy conditions.  This week it’s been mostly dry, crisp and cold…

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Nordic walk your way to your New Year Fitness Goals

Christmas is traditionally a time for indulgence and the New Year one for resolutions!  If you are thinking about what changes you can make to your lifestyle, adding exercise is…

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How Nordic walking helps with Parkinson’s and cancer

Bristol Nordic Walking now runs two dedicated classes on the Downs for people with Parkinson’s.  We also run a Nordic walking class for people with cancer.  Nordic walking is an…

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The best exercise for weight loss and a trim waist

A brisk 30-minute walk five days a week is more effective than any other form of exercise for keeping weight down, according to new research by the London School of…

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News from the 2015 International Nordic Walking Convention in Barcelona

Whilst you were enjoying yourselves in sunny Bristol last weekend I was having a similar experience in Barcelona.  I was there for the annual International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA) convention.The…

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Get out and walk! Your brain will thank you

There’s been a bit of a buzz recently about the benefits of exercise – and specifically walking – to our brains.  It appears that exercise has both a direct effect,…

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