Category Archives: Nordic walking benefits

A Resolution You Can Stick With…

Make 2017 the year that you stick with your resolution! Pick up 2 special sticks and become a Nordic Walker, improving your overall health and well being as you make walking fun again! It’s easy to get started, really all … Continue reading

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Walk in Real Time

I meant to track my walk today. But my phone went dead and silent, I didn’t wear a watch and I left my Fitbit at home. I was off the grid for each step. So instead of listening to my … Continue reading

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Put a Spring in your step!

We have an epidemic of obesity in the U.S. According to the study, “Americans are gaining an average of one to two pounds per year. If we don’t stop the present trend, by the year 2030, 86.3% of adults in … Continue reading

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Nordic Walking for Parkinson’s

In 2010 I met Liz Ogren, founder of Pedal and Roll for Parkinson’s. She was looking for someone to lead Nordic walking experiences for persons with Parkinson’s. At the time I didn’t know much about Parkinson’s or that she was … Continue reading

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The 5 minute rule for inspiration and motivation

“Making a lifestyle change is your decision. You can choose to look better, feel better, slow the aging process, boost your energy, productivity, memory level, and decrease stress and depression. Or not.”  walkstyles.com  May 2013 Change, just like attitude, it’s … Continue reading

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Walk Briskly!

We all know we should add more steps to our day. The creative solutions include walking not driving when possible, get off the bus a block away from your destination and parking further away from the building. All good and … Continue reading

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Fitness on a Stick

I’ve used this phrase before, in fact every year when it’s Minnesota State Fair time it’s an appropriate play on words here in the North land.  If you’ve never been to our state fair you’ve missed eating just about anything … Continue reading

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Going outside can change your brain!

There was a recent article in the New York Times that is focused on how simply walking outside surrounded by nature is not only good for your body, mind and spirit but there is a new study that shows how your … Continue reading

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Up with Nordic Walking!

Yes that’s right… Up with Nordic Walking, up with your posture, up with your balance, up with your heart rate, up with your calorie burn, up with your confidence, up with your strength, up with your motivation and up with … Continue reading

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Walking outside the lines

One of the best ways to enhance your Nordic walk is to get off the cement and asphalt and onto a soft trail.  Just like coloring outside the lines it’s refreshing for both your body and your mind.  I’m not … Continue reading

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