Clare Balding’s Nordic walking ramblings

It was great to listen to Clare Balding’s radio 4 Ramblings programme last week all about Nordic walking.  The walkers she accompanied – the Nordic Ninjas were a group of…

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Why you should promote physical activity in your workplace

Last week I gave a talk at the Bristol Institute of Directors monthly meeting on why employers should encourage employees to be more physically active and what they might do…

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Born to walk – but can we remember how?

Our bipedal gait is hard-wired into our DNA. However, movement skills, like other skills, will fade if they are not used. For our increasingly motor-dependent, desk-bound, screen-dominated populace this is…

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Want to live longer and with better health? Go walking

This week three health studies have been published about the benefits of walking, exercising outside in cold weather and walking in groups.  Yes I know, it’s exactly what we all…

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Don’t let the weather stop you walking

Have you been tempted to skip the Nordic walking recently during the cold and wet? You wouldn’t be the only one! It’s hardly surprising you want to stay in the…

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5 Reasons why Nordic walking reduces back pain

I'm sure some of you will have read the report this week by the British Chiropractic Association that almost 80% of us suffer back pain at some point in our…

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Why Nordic walking is the best exercise at any age

Peta Bee’s recent article in The Times endorsing walking as the best exercise both pleased and frustrated me!I shouldn’t be ungrateful.  As a fitness professional whose business is all about…

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Exercise your brain and improve your memory by Nordic walking

Well, well.  We all know that Nordic working works your arms, legs, waist and butt, but did you know it also exercises your brain?!Research suggests that the unilateral squeezing of…

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