Don’t over stride to increase your speed

We had an interesting conversation during this morning’s Ashton Court walk about how to increase your speed. It arose from the fact that I completed last Sunday’s 20km Nordic walking…

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Get fit, stay healthy

The government is seriously troubled about the state of the nation’s waistline and activity levels.  This year alone it has published five papers aimed at tackling obesity and encouraging people…

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Which Nordic walking pole to buy?

So Christmas is around the corner and your loved ones have offered to buy you a pair of Nordic walking poles as a present.  What great news… or so it…

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5 Reasons why Nordic walking reduces back pain

I'm sure some of you will have read the report this week by the British Chiropractic Association that almost 80% of us suffer back pain at some point in our…

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Need waterproof overtrousers? Here’s three of the best

We needed waterproof overtrousers this morning and very few of us had them.  I'm not surprised.  The recent beautiful weather has lulled us into a false sense of security. The…

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Three glorious walks

This Indian summer has prompted me to explore a few walks near Bristol that have been on my ‘to do’ list. I walked them with my son, who is on…

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A coastal walk in Pembrokeshire

We were walking the coastal path in Pembrokeshire in 2007 when we saw the small handwritten notice tied to Trefalen Farm gate; Cottage for long term rent.  Within a month…

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Why Nordic walking is the best exercise at any age

Peta Bee’s recent article in The Times endorsing walking as the best exercise both pleased and frustrated me!I shouldn’t be ungrateful.  As a fitness professional whose business is all about…

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The Blackberrying Season

Blackberries always signal to me the slow drift of summer towards autumn. The light mellows, the evenings gradually draw in and I start my month-long hand-scratching obsession with blackberrying. I couldn’t…

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