How to Nordic walk: Part I

Nordic walking is fitness walking using two poles to propel you forwards.  They are called poles because the whole technique, and therefore some of the terminology, derives from cross-country skiing. …

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Wild garlic – go wild with these recipes!

Yes the bluebells are now flowering and the wild garlic isn’t far behind.  Visit the woods if you possibly can, and whilst you’re there why not pick some wild garlic…

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Bluebells and boats.

We are on the cusp of the bluebell and wild garlic season.  Bristol has some spectacular bluebell woods and we will lead walks in them over the coming few weeks,…

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The Best Walking Socks

Many of us spend a great deal of time and thought over which shoes to buy (see my earlier blog) but what about socks?  Often overlooked, they play a crucial…

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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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