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NORDIC WALKING AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE

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NORDIC WALKING AND PARKINSONS DISEASE   Let me introduce Wendy*. She joined Nordic Walking Watford in April 2017, shortly after her diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Very much in denial, she struggled to come to terms with the physical and emotional changes such a diagnosis brings. Trying to juggle work and looking after her own physical


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Isle of Wight Adventure Walk

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What a fabulous day out on Sunday!  Our annual trip to the Isle of Wight couldn’t have been better – great weather – sunshine and quite a strong wind, which was ideal!  We walked the loop from Yarmouth to Alum Bay, Needles, Tennyson Down, Freshwater Bay – about 14-15 miles in total with plenty of


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SEFTON Active Walks Nordic – who are we?

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With ten regular nordic walks a week , a host of well trained and sociable leaders, we are Active walks Sefton can teach you to Nordic walk and provide lot’s of options for you to join us and work the whole body with every step.  


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Nordic News June 2022

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Dear all   I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful half term (for those with kids) and Jubilee Weekend.    I didn’t manage a newsletter last month so first a quick round up of April and May…….   April was a relatively quiet month as we had the Easter holidays and quite a few


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Walking In Warm Weather

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Walking in the UK is normally a chilly affair, so when the temperature rises it often takes us by surprise. Here’s some advice for when you’re out Nordic walking: Precool Lowering your body temperature in the hour before you walk in the heat slows the rate at which your core temperature rises once you’re out


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June Newsletter

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View this email in your browser Newsletter Contents: May Round-Up Roadworks 2022 Challenge Monthly Awards Calendar Competition Holidays Shop’n’Drop Upcoming Events (including date for Christmas Meal) Tasters & Learn To Nordic Walk sessions Well May continued where April left off, with lots of highs but the odd low, including the weather! 12 NeWTs actually managed


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Ticks and how to remove them

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Lyme Disease UK Online Support – How to Correctly Remove a Tick


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TICKS AND LYME DISEASE

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MAY is tick awareness month and an important reminder of the need to avoid the blood-sucking parasites that can carry a number of dangerous diseases to humans and pets. Among the diseases is Lyme disease and as more people go out and about in the fine weather, it’s important to to be aware of the


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Challenge yourself

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The Jurassic Ultra Challenge, 14th May, 2022 A few of the ‘Purple team’ decided to take on some extra miles of the Jurassic coast and no excuse needed for a weekend at the seaside! Superbly organised by ULTRA CHALLENGE, there are various distances available, 10km, 25km, 34km, 42km, 50km or even 100km for the truly


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The Benefits of Nordic Walking

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Nordic Walking is quite unique in that it provides benefits for everybody from those with medical problems to the super fit. Whatever age, fitness level or goal, – Nordic Walking is suitable, effective and enjoyable. Physical Benefits Tones the upper and lower body at the same time Uses 90% of the skeletal muscles Burns up to


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The Purbeck Walx Walking Festival, 2022

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The Purbeck WALX festival team are busy planning new walks and workshops for 2022 but you can rest assured that all of the most popular iconic favourites will be back and where possible made available on each of the 3 days to give everybody a chance to experience the best HATTIE BROWNS BREWERY TOUR WALK


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Is it better to run or walk?

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So many people who join my group do so because they used to run but no longer feel that they can continue (mainly due to injury).  They are often surprised that Nordic Walking can tick many of the boxes that running did (in terms of feel -good factor and energy burn).  Here are some things


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