The benefits of long distance walking

Our Bristol Nordic walkers seem to love distance walking challenges.  The super-long Camino de Santiago trail, Offers Dyke, Cotswold Way, Bath Beat, South Wales Three Peaks, West Highland Way… and…

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Saving your toes – how to walk downhill

Many walkers taking part in the Bath Beat challenge a few weeks ago ended up with bruised, sore toes.  Steep downhill sections were particularly aggravating, with their toes repeatedly jamming…

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Dementia, heart health and Nordic walking

There were a couple health-related stories last week which I thought might interest you.New WHO global guidelines to curb dementiaLast Tuesday the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued global recommendations on…

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Nordic walking the Bath Beat

Gale force winds aren't the ideal forecast for Nordic walking between 12.5 and 26.5 miles - but did that deter our Bath Beaters?  Not one bit (of course).  We're made…

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How Nordic walking helps your pelvic floor

A few weeks ago, women’s health physio Fiona Morgan wrote a guest blog about the pelvic floor and its importance for men and women.  Many walkers commented that Nordic walking…

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Best leg stretches after walking

Many of you have been increasing the length of your walks recently leading up to the Bath Beat.  We are also heading into the Spring and Summer, a popular time…

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How to live longer

I’ve been reading a fascinating little book recently – The Nordic Guide to Living 10 years Longer*.  Originally in Swedish, happily for me it has been translated and published in…

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How to get even fitter through Nordic walking

Above all else, we want you to enjoy your Nordic walking.  An exercise that’s enjoyable is sustainable.  And Nordic walking is one of the best long-term exercises around.But it’s also…

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Best lifestyle changes to protect against dementia

The Times this weekend ran the headline ‘Research now shows that brain supplements don’t prevent dementia’.  Omega 3 fish oil, B vitamins (or any other vitamins), selenium (or any other…

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Nordic walking top tips

 We all like a top tip every now and then and with Nordic walking small things can make a big difference to your enjoyment and effectiveness.  So here’s a list…

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