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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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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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STAY MOTIVATED!

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Staying motivated for any length of time is tough, isn’t it? Goals can make a massive difference in your life. And you will, no doubt, have plenty of reasons to try and achieve that goal. But sometimes we still need more than that to stay on track and stay focused on the result. Some goals


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IT’S BLUEBELL WEEK!

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It’s BLUEBELL WEEK here at Nordic Walking Watford!   Enchanting and iconic, bluebells are a favourite with us, and a sure sign spring is in full swing. The violet glow of a bluebell wood is an incredible wildflower spectacle. Every spring, the floor of the ancient woodlands in this area is transformed into a mass


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WHAT IF I FAIL?

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TWO YEARS: 24 MONTHS: 104 WEEKS: 730 DAYS     That’s how long it is since we went into lockdown as the Covid pandemic ravaged the world. On the 18th  of March 2020, we ran our last group walk and prepared for a very different kind of life.   It was a life that would


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Yoga

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Our latest Nordic Walking Watford blog is all about yoga! What is Yoga? Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Yoga’s origins can be traced to northern India over 5000 years ago. Yoga is amongst the six schools of philosophy in Hinduism


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Nordic Walking and The Menopause

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Menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman’s oestrogen levels decline, and menstruation stops. Periods usually start to become less frequent over a few months or years before they stop altogether. Sometimes they can stop suddenly. Symptoms of the menopause Most women will


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CHANGING PACE

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The key to making exercise work is to change the pace in order to provide different exercise benefits. Our bodies are amazing at ADAPTING to the exercise that we do so in order to see continuous improvement in fitness terms, we need to mix up our walking pace.   BRISK WALKING You will see lots


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STAYING SAFE ON WINTER WALKS

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The joy of WINTER WALKS … blissful blue skies… glorious sunshine… a touch of frost… a chill in the air… and MUD! Lots of it! Enjoying winter walks can sometimes feel like a CHALLENGE in itself so here are my TOP TIPS!   STAYING WARM Getting your clothing right for a winter nordic walk is


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HOW DO I TRACK MY MILES AND STEPS?

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The right kind of fitness app or tracker can help you to stay motivated and accountable, particularly if you have GOALS that you want to achieve.     So what’s the difference with all this techie stuff?   Well, there are basically 3 types of tracking devices: a smartwatch (e.g. Apple watch) fitness tracker device


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MAKING THOSE GOALS SMART!

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It’s that time of year when most of us give at least a passing nod to setting some NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS or GOALS for 2022. But how can you actually achieve them? Here are my TOP TIPS for helping you to achieve those goals and making 2022 YOUR year!   Write them down – they


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OUR DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

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DECEMBER NEWSLETTER   Choose your comfiest chair, grab a cuppa (or a G+T) and settle down with our latest NEWSLETTER! https://mailchi.mp/5baeb46c6948/nwwdec21  


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