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Rehab WALX – why we use strapless poles for certain medical conditions

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At WALX we have been at the forefront of poles walking for rehabilitation since 2004 when we first brought Nordic Walking into the country and started to work with Age UK Things have moved on since then and our experts now don’t actually recommend Nordic Walking in its pure form for many medical conditions or


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New research – NW and Heart patients

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This research shows that home based telemonitored Nordic Walking had a great adherence rate and positive results click here


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Nordic Walking for back pain rehabilitation

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Thanks to NWUK Instructor and physiotherapist Heather Watson (pictured) for sharing this excellent, comprehensive case study of how Nordic walking was used to rehabilitate a 48 year Woman who suffered from back and leg pain. First presented at our National Conference in 2011, this study is a useful resource for all those involved in rehabilitation


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NWUK FREEDOM card is launched!

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  The Nordic Walking UK Freedom card was launched in Spring 2013. This card is issued by NWUK delivery partner Instructors who have completed additional training to be able to deliver our bespoke programmes. The NWUK ‘Learn to Nordic Walk’ programme consists of a simple teaching method developed by our experts which empowers the Nordic


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Supporting Behaviour change – the latest course developed by our academy

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Obesity and ill health are on the rise and our ageing population is growing – the cost to the nation of the drugs and care required to deal with this are astronimical but we CAN help a lot of people to avoid falling into this trap if we simply MAKE EXERCISE APPEALLING! Simple physical activity


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Torbay Care Trust launch Nordic Walking

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Elaine Mason and her team at the Torbay Care Trust have been pleasantly surprised at the response to their Nordic Walking programme and are determined to keep building on that success. The project is one of many across the UK that have taken advantage of the Nordic Walking UK community package which provides all of the


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Get into the swing with our daily smovey workout

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Whether you are a regular Nordic walker and very active or somebody who is interested but not yet ventured out with some poles the SMOVEY is the must have exercise tool of 2012. Just 10 – 20 minutes a day will give you NOTICEABLE results. The Smovey is not simply a weight that you swing as


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From back pain to a Gallop around Grasmere!

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Val Sandham had an extremely painful lower back problem which she describes as so bad that a short walk form her chair to the Kitchen was simply dreadful. Her Osteopath agreed that maybe Nordic Walking could help as it would strengthen the back without any twisting or strain. He was right, and as Val (pictured


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NWUK NORDIC WELLBEING PROGRAMME

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This concept was developed to ensure that those who may struggle to keep up with others on even the most gentle nordic walks can enjoy an outdoor exercise class that combines pole walking with balance, flexibility and vital upper body strength work. The course includes joint mobility exercises, relaxation via breathing drills and builds up gradually to improve


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Workplace health scheme – a huge success!

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Nordic Walking UK recently teamed up with HASSRA (the Dept. of Health’s sport’s and recreation club) to develop a Nordic walking programme for DH staff as part of the Civil Service Physical Activity challenge. Despite freezing weather and a challenging central London location the project has blossomed into a regular programme for the staff with some


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Conference for walking professionals

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Exercise Anywhere Ltd the parent company of Nordic Walking UK are hosting a conference this September for those with an interest in the use of walking programmes as way to provide affordable activity & rehabilitation solutions.


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Nordic Walking for back pain!

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Helen Eloli is not a fan of being outdoors but when her back problems made all other forms of exercise difficult, she took the plunge and tried Nordic Walking – here’s her story…….. “After a bad snowboarding accident, my back problems started, with a disc that would slip out at the drop of a hat


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