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Nordic walking Q and A

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Many of us have discovered the value of walking in 2020 and are looking for ways to up the ante in 2021. The question on so many lips is…. Do Nordic Walking poles make any difference? ANSWER – Yes of course they do but its not just the poles (which have to be the right


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Nordic walking poles – finding the right ones

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If you want to gain the full benefits of Nordic walking you need the RIGHT type of poles that are the RIGHT size for you Nordic Walking is all about PROPULSION so unlike typical trekking poles which are designed for STABILITY, Nordic walking poles are used at an angle and the walker pushes into either


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Advent WALX – a daily dose of wellbeing!

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As the WALX team sat in the November Lockdown worrying that it might be extended into December, we came up with a novel way to stay in touch with our walkers come what may! The WALX Advent calendar workout plan was created to add some activity and fun to a difficult pre Christmas month The


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10 years for the Nutters!

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Sounds like a crime report doesn’t it?  However, the NUTTERS in this article gave themselves that name and the 10 years is not a sentence but an achievement! 10 years ago NWUK Instructor Kim Prince started her group of Nordic walkers and the quickly formed a sociable club called the NORDIC NUTTERS Kim is an


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In or out – we will STILL shake it all about!

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Lockdown 2 eh? – Nothing will stop our groups from MOVING! Yes, our amazing groups around the UK obviously love to meet up and have socially distanced fun on group walks but they also understand the need to quash this virus too. They also know how good it feels to move well and connect with


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Winter exercise? It’s a Walk in the Dark!

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The clocks have gone back and although we had an extra hour in bed on Sunday morning, the reality is that our evenings are now BLOOMING DARK!   Great for Halloween but is it great for our walking groups? The answer is a resounding yes! Many of our groups find that their evening sessions actually


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What is WALX? That is the question…

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If you want to be more active, meet like-minded people or simply just love exploring your local area on foot, you have just taken the first step by reading this BLOG! We often get asked – What is WALX? so we thought we would answer this and a lot of other questions too WALX is


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Nordic walking in the top 5!

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This week, Nordic Walking has once again been rightly heralded as a significantly effective form of Exercise for certain cohorts. In this article in the  TIMES NEWSPAPER Nordic Walking was listed in the TOP FIVE EXERCISES for the older Adult something we are really proud of because we have always viewed it as the perfect


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How to turn a walk into a WALX!

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These days, its easy to find good walking routes. The emergence of route sharing apps and fantastic resources like ORDNANCE SURVEY, the  NATIONAL TRUST and THE OUTDOOR GUIDE have all helped people discover great walks all over the UK. If people fancy going for a walk it’s easier than ever to work out where to


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WALX away from the stress of life!

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Why is walking the perfect way to de stress and gain total wellbeing? Brisk Walking like any kind of any other cardiovascular activity, boosts the production of stress-busting endorphins which helps to relieve stress hormones in the body. This article from the  HEALTH GUIDE  outlines just how brilliant general EXERCISE can be for mental health.


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WE ARE COVID 19 SECURE

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As the various tiers come into force across the UK and more restrictions loom, we are aware that it will be tough for everybody. However, if you see our groups out and about please rest assured that it is not a bunch of people disregarding the COVID group rules but a professionally organised, OUTDOOR EXERCISE


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Can walking be a workout?

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We always get asked this and the answer is YES YES YES! Just going for a walk is a fabulous way to calm the mind and work the body but you can up the ante and make it as effective as running and swimming too? HOW? By doing it WELL and making it TOTAL BODY,


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