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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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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Keeping up with family and friends

I’ve just returned from a fabulous week in Cornwall.  The coastal paths there are beautiful and I loved walking them.  What struck me was the number of times I passed…

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Race to the Stones 2015

Last weekend Joy, one of our walkers, joined over two thousand others and tackled the annual Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones 100k challenge.  Starting in the Chilterns, Oxfordshire, the…

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One lightning strike and it’s all over

Oh calamity.  The morning started bright and sunny and 16 us from Bristol Nordic Walking piled into cars and headed to Cosmeston Country Park, Cardiff, for the fourth ever UK…

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Elderflower Gems

The elderflowers are still in bloom and, if you’re quick, you’ll be able to pick them and make one or more of these fabulous recipes below.  You should ideally pick…

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Sunny walk on Dartmoor

My friend, Elaine Sylvester from Love Dartmoor, and I have just spent a magnificent day walking on this unpredictable moor (today it was sunny and warm, if windy).  A little…

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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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