Three of the best apps for Nordic walking

Last week I wrote about fitness benchmarking and the satisfaction derived from being able to walk longer/faster/hillier as your walking fitness increases.  Lots of you have fitbits, apple watches, garmins…

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What is fitness and how fit should I be for my age?

An amazing 75 of our club have signed up for the Bath Beat walking event at the end of April.  We have been busy writing the training programmes for the…

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Nordic Walking pole maintenance – answers to common questions

For some reason, January is always the time of year I think about giving my Nordic walking poles an MOT.  Whilst they’re pretty low maintenance, it’s worth checking over the…

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How to Nordic walk

As most of you will know, Nordic walking derives from cross country skiing.  It was used as the summer training for elite athletes who wanted to continue their conditioning programme…

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Our Spring Challenge – the Bath Beat

It’s here again – our BNW Spring Challenge – and this time we’re heading to Bath for the Bath Beat! Earlier this year over fifty of us took on the mighty…

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Which Nordic walking pole?

So you’ve discovered Nordic walking and want to buy your own poles? Good news! Having your own poles is liberating. You can go out any time you want using a…

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Best posture while Nordic walking

Put your hand up if you drop your head when you’re deep in thought whilst walking.  Or if you look down at your feet when on uneven ground.  (I’m guessing…

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Foot problems and Nordic walking

At a meeting of Bristol Health Partners last week, the speed at which people cross pedestrian crossings was discussed.  Guess what the average walking speed for over 65s is? It’s…

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Get your life back – How to manage arthritis

We know that many of you are managing arthritis.  Indeed it was autoimmune arthritis that helped lead Vicky to discover Nordic walking and set up Bristol Nordic Walking in the…

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