Banish blisters, torso twist technique tips and brain health

The International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA) considers that there are 10 steps to achieving Nordic walking perfection.  Ten things before we can consider ourselves elevated to the elite echelons.  Sounds…

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The power of good posture and a simple tip which might transform your Nordic walking technique
Correct alignment of human body in standing posture for good personality and healthy of spine and bone. Health care and medical illustration

The power of good posture and a simple tip which might transform your Nordic walking technique

TED talks are often a topic of conversation at the Tuesday 10am Ashton Court walk. Last week’s discussion about the talk given by social psychologist Amy Cuddy particularly interested me.…

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Can I strengthen my hips through Nordic walking

Healthy hipsI had a proverbial bee in my bonnet this week about showing those of you who were at my classes how Nordic walking can help strengthen and stabilise the…

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Nordic walking on slopes

Using Nordic walking poles up and down hill is extremely satisfying.  When going uphill, the poles seem to make the whole experience easier and less tiring.  Take the Nightingale Valley…

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Posture tips for Nordic walking

We’re coming up to the Christmas break and I know many of you will still be Nordic walking, even though our groups aren’t running.  It’s great to go off  by…

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How to Nordic walk: Part II

A few months ago in How to Nordic walk: Part I, I set out the five basic steps to effective Nordic walking.  This second part explains how you can develop…

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Technique focus – heel/toe roll

Some aspects of the Nordic walking technique are common to both Nordic walking and ordinary walking.  The heel/toe roll is one of them.  Get this right and assimilate it into…

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