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Passport for Polers

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The Nordic walking UK FREEDOM passport was set up in 2013 as a replacement for a ‘competence card’ that was issued by NWUK Instructors in order to ensure somebody who arrived on a walk knew how to get the most out of their poles safely! Several years on the FREEDOM passport is not simply a


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It’s good to talk …. and walk!

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Our mantra is that being healthy is all about balance – move a lot, eat well and take time to de stress, laugh and enjoy the odd treat or too as well We all know it’s good to talk about mental health but there is less chat about the Menopause which can be closely linked


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Heads up – Exercise for Parkinson’s disease

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Exercise is something we should all do but some people it may seem daunting especially if health issues make it hard to know the best and safest way to include it into your life. For those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease for example, there are a lot of considerations such as drug treatment


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Inspiration for 2021

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If you feel in need of some motivation and inspiration this year – look no further Read on and be inspired by some of the amazing walkers who shared their stories of achievements in 2020 with us. Why not take their lead and make 2021 the year you take on a challenge and do something


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The Purbeck Festival challenges

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For the past five years the PURBECK CHALLENGES have formed part of our unique Festival Originally only for Nordic Walkers both have now been opened up to walkers with and without poles and also speedhykers too ( there is also a running event the next day so tell your Friends!) This year we will also


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8 stone weight loss for Justin

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This time last year JUSTIN MOORS from Dorset was embarking on his New years resolution to lose weight and address the heart condition associated with having been classified as morbidly obese. Now a massive EIGHT STONE LIGHTER Justin told us I hadn’t made any significant or at least sustained attempt to do anything about my weight


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Lockdown workouts with the HQ team

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We are having a blast at HQ! We might be working from our respective homes but that’s not stopping us from staying active and making sure we include all the elements of fitness that are essential for health. We also know that being with others and smiling are the best ways to stay motivated so


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Nordic walking poles – Getting the right height.

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Finding the right height for your Nordic Walking poles At Nordic Walking UK we always recommend that you get started with a qualified Instructor who can look at your height, gait and fitness levels to agree a good starting height for you. If you are unable to catch up with an Instructor see the guide


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The Great LOCKDOWN SLIMDOWN!

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Since March 2020 these 3 men who are all members of WALX Derwent and Dales have achieved an amazing weight loss. A good news story to come out of the pandemic making these 3 lighter, fitter, stronger and feeling great – they shared their stories with us and we hope it will inspire others to


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Nordic Walking pole straps explained

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Nordic Walking poles will either need a strap or a core ledge in order for you to master forward propulsion and gain the full benefits of Nordic walking There are two key types of Nordic walking pole straps as you will see from the videos below. Both allow you to attach and detach the straps


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Adjusting Nordic walking poles

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Nordic Walking poles adjust for height in a variety of ways but the most typical are either TWIST lock or CLIP lock Both are great ways to ensure the pole is the right height for you which is best discussed with a qualified Instructor who can look at your height, gait and fitness levels to


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Become a POP star in 2021

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Feeling lethargic and want to really boost your health, tone up and feel good? Nordic Walking is the SOLUTION to your RESOLUTION in 2021 because it is EFFECTIVE, AFFORDABLE and COVID SAFE too Nordic Walking works the whole body, takes the weight off lower body joints and enables you to exercise outdoors which is great


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