Best foot forward – what shoes to wear for Nordic walking

Tips when buying Nordic walking shoes and boots The grass is getting wetter and our feet are getting soggy!  Annoyingly some of our instructors have found their Gore-Tex walking shoes…

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Lorna Mason – Why I started Nordic Walking

Lorna Mason has been Nordic walking with us for over 5 years and we are delighted to say she has recently joined our instructor team. Lorna will be leading a…

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10 Tips To Increase Weight Loss When Walking

The global pandemic has stopped us in our tracks ... literally. The unsettling environment we find ourselves in can be truly demotivating when it comes to exercise and it's hardly…

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Folding Nordic walking poles – are they any good?

The biggest recent advance in Nordic walking poles is the advent of the folding Nordic walking pole.  Leki, one of the leading manufacturers of Nordic walking poles, now has four different types of…

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Am I too old to start Nordic walking?

 Much is written about what it means to be physically fit, but what does it mean for you?  I’m guessing it might include things like: Walking with friends and family/ up…

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It’s time to think about vitamin D again

We know vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, teeth and muscles.  But the benefits don’t stop there.  There’s been a steady stream of research indicating that the ‘sunshine vitamin’…

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How much should I exercise?

Last month the UK’s chief medical officers published new guidelines on physical activity to reflect the latest scientific evidence.  Their previous guidelines were published in 2011 but since then the evidence…

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Tick bites and Lyme disease – what you should know

A couple of weeks ago I found a tick.  Right under my bra strap.  I don’t like to think about how much of my body it must have crawled over to get…

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What should I take on a long walk?

When the weather’s gorgeous, you’re feeling fit (thank you Nordic walking), and you fancy a lovely day’s walking with friends.  But how to prepare and what to take?  Here’s your handy checklist.…

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