Category Archives: Nordic walking benefits

Is Nordic Walking for You?

You’ve heard the great news about Nordic Walking. Less stress, more energy, better posture, higher heart rate, easy to learn, fun to share…and you wonder, is this for me? Could I do it? Since December 12 when the StarTribune article … Continue reading

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What keeps you from your walk?

How often do you find yourself with no time for your walk and so you wait until tomorrow or the next day or next week before getting outside again? Whether you’re a new walker or a walker in a rut … Continue reading

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The Newest Pandemic Health Kick? Nordic Walking!

I just have to say it one more time. The one thing 2020 has given us is a new appreciation for being outdoors and for walking! There are so many articles on the benefits of being out in nature, just … Continue reading

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Winter’s coming! What to do!

Covid came you went outsideYou found the joy, you got the rhythmAlone or with a willing partnerStep by step you’ve become a walker But winters coming what to do?Nordic Walk and keep it goingpoles in hand you’re warm and fittips … Continue reading

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Nordic Walking Poles For More Than Just Walking!

My friend Dan had a hip replacement a year ago. Early in the summer he ran in the Jail Break Trail 10K with his LEKI Nordic Walking Poles. Dan shared his experience with me “Today I used my Nordic Walking … Continue reading

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Poles or No Poles

Spring has finally arrived here in Minnesota. The ice is off the lakes just in time for fishing opener and people are outside enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. It’s always exciting to see walkers with poles on the trails … Continue reading

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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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