Nordic walking and back pain


Have you ever suffered from the misery of back pain? If so you are not alone. Around 80% of people in the UK have experienced back pain at least once in their life and 33% have an episode at least once a year.


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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 weekly Nordic walk on Clifton Downs starting in September and we know she’ll bring her fabulous sense of humour and professional approach to all her sessions.

Lorna has an inspirational tale of what brought her to Nordic walking and was happy to share it with us so you can get to know her a little better. 

Welcome to our team Lorna! 


Lorna's story

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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 surprising when that little bit of extra weight creeps on. Scientists are discovering more and more links between the medical risks of excess weight and disease, so it's more important than ever that we take responsibility for our own health and fitness. 


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Indoor exercises and an outdoor NW coaching podcast

Although we can't physically be with you there's no reason to let your fitness drop with our indoor exercise classes and Vicky's new outdoor Norcdic walking coaching podcast!

Virtual exercise classes 
You’ve given us and our instructors (who are also Personal Trainers) fantastic feedback on their 30 minute Zoom workouts. They’re free to attend as we just want to keep you strong and fit and not lose that hard earned Nordic walking fitness.

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Supporting each other

The Coronavirus pandemic is making it a difficult and stressful time for all of us.  Parameters are changing daily and we are all trying to adjust and adapt, trying to do the right thing.

I thought it might be helpful to touch on two topics in this blog:

- What is the right thing regarding continuing our Nordic walking
- How as a club we can support each other.

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Further update on Coronavirus and Nordic Walking

Things are moving apace with information and advice concerning Covid 19 Coronavirus and we want to reassure you that we are keeping abreast of these developments and updating our club approach accordingly.  

One thing is certain: never has it felt more important to look after our health - and one of the cornerstones of this is fitness.

Continue to enjoy Nordic walking 
The government believes there are two main routes by which COVID-19 can be transmitted:

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Nordic walking and Covid 19 Coronavirus

Covid 19 Coronavirus is a new illness which is causing many a great deal of anxiety.  We recognise that government advice regarding this virus continues to evolve but here’s our current best view on how it affects our club.

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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’ provides a host of other health benefits including boosting the immune system, preventing a range of cancers, protecting against multiple sclerosis, preventing rheumatoid arthritis, and acting as an anti-depressant.  Wow – that’s quite some list.  So it’s worth making sure that we are getting enough. 

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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 there. 

I’ve never knowingly been bitten by a tick before but I know they can transmit Lyme disease.  It’s a bacterial infection which if treated promptly with antibiotics generally causes no problems.  However if left the bacteria can cause skin rashes and even attack the central nervous system.

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How good is your balance?

Balance is way more complicated than I’d ever thought: muscles, joints, the inner ear, eyes, brain and skin.  They must all work together through a constant process of position detection, feedback and adjustment in order for us to go about our daily lives without dizziness or falling over.  It’s frankly remarkable that we manage at all – so much is involved in even the simplest of movements!

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