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Nordic Walking

Walks are starting up again with small groups. Taster sessions are available for those considering taking up this form of walking.

Nordic walking is a whole body exercise that harnesses the benefits of walking with the use of Nordic walking poles. Learn how to walk with ease, becoming faster and walking further, whilst also having fun.

Walks usually take place on alternate Mondays and Tuesdays with optional Saturday and evening walks, depending on what you want. All week day walks are between 3 -4 miles and finish with a coffee and chat.

A taster session and instruction will be required to ensure you are walking correctly to get maximum benefit.

  

 

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British Nordic Walking articles

There have been some really interesting articles on the British Nordic Walking website that I would like to draw your attention to:

 

What is the difference between Nordic Walking and pole walking? This includes a vidoe by Gilly Davy, an INWA Nordic Walking instructor and respected neuro physiotherapist. Link

 

NHS Active 10

Download the NHS Active 10 app to get more from your exercise.

The Active 10 app records every minute of walking you do (anonymously). Just pop your phone in your pocket and away you go!

The app:

  • tracks your steps
  • helps you set goals
  • shows you your achievements
  • gives you tips to boost your activity

Did you know walking briskly, even for 1 minute, counts as exercise? What are you waiting for - take your first steps today!

Nordic walking

Nordic walking was originally a summer training regime for cross-country skiers. It's based on using specially designed walking poles in a way that harnesses the power of the upper body to propel you forward as you walk. It is now a recognised way to turn a walk into whole-body exercise that can be done by anybody, anywhere.

Nordic walking is a full-body exercise that's easy on the joints and suitable for all ages and fitness levels, but it is always recommended that you have your emergency contact information on you or on your mobile phone.

Contact Details

Christina Butterworth 01462 634437

 

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