The best way to Nordic walk uphill

Love them or hate them, hills are a fact of life in much of the UK and especially if you live around Bristol and Bath.  Aside from the fact that…

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Saving your toes – how to walk downhill

Many walkers taking part in the Bath Beat challenge a few weeks ago ended up with bruised, sore toes.  Steep downhill sections were particularly aggravating, with their toes repeatedly jamming…

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How Nordic walking helps your pelvic floor

A few weeks ago, women’s health physio Fiona Morgan wrote a guest blog about the pelvic floor and its importance for men and women.  Many walkers commented that Nordic walking…

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Nordic walking top tips

 We all like a top tip every now and then and with Nordic walking small things can make a big difference to your enjoyment and effectiveness.  So here’s a list…

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How to Nordic walk

As most of you will know, Nordic walking derives from cross country skiing.  It was used as the summer training for elite athletes who wanted to continue their conditioning programme…

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Foot problems and Nordic walking

At a meeting of Bristol Health Partners last week, the speed at which people cross pedestrian crossings was discussed.  Guess what the average walking speed for over 65s is? It’s…

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Want good technique? Get snappy with your hands

Mostly the Nordic walking technique is straightforward and intuitive.  The exception is how you use your hands round the pole handle.  It’s an action that most of us are unused…

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The big reason to love your behind

If you’ve been walking with me this week my blog won’t be a surprise: it’s all about the most powerful set of muscles in our body – the gluteals.What are…

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