The Cardio benefits of Nordic walking – and Body Boost

Over the last few days I have been running a number of fitness assessments for walkers on our Body Boost programme.  Every single person has made a marked improvement on…

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The benefits of Nordic walking for older adults

Not doing any physical activity is bad for us, no matter what our age or health condition.  As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important…

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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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