Choosing Walking Poles Can Be a Challenge We hear of Sticks and Poles, Activators, Exerstriders, Nordic, Urban Poling , Leki, Exel, Gabel… Just the words can generate confusion. So what is all this about? In this article we will hopefully help you to have a better understanding of different pole types and take away […]
Get ready for a fascinating island adventure on August 6th! Join us for a day trip to Scattery Island, where history and natural beauty intertwine. Here’s what’s in store for you: Island Exploration, Guided Walk, Audio Tour, Additional Guided Walk, Refreshing Swim, Picnic Delight.
Immerse yourself in a day filled with mindful movement, relaxation, and delicious healthy food in the serene gardens of Burkedale House. Experience the power of Nordic walking, a fantastic full-body workout that engages your muscles and boosts cardiovascular fitness, all while being gentle on your joints.
Raise Your Walking Game Interview with the team at Nordic Fitness Ireland. Nordic Walking is a fantastic way to increase your fitness levels, make new friends and improve your mental wellbeing. Read the article.
Regular Sleep for a Healthy Future The World Sleep Society (WSS) celebrates World sleep day on Friday, March 19, 2021. The slogan for the 14th annual World Sleep Day® is ‘Regular Sleep, Healthy Future.’ WSD is a call to all sleep professionals to advocate and educate the world about the importance of sleep for achieving an optimal […]
Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the inside of your bones, making them fragile so they break easily. You will not feel your bones getting weaker. Women, men, and all age groups are affected. Exercise is very important to help reduce your risk of bone loss and to help improve your bone strength. How does […]
The Benefits of Woodland Walks Much research has been carried out in to the effect woodland walks have on health and wellbeing. A wander through woodland is a real treat for the senses, with different things to see, hear, smell and touch. Rest Your Brain Spending time among trees gives the cognitive portion of your […]
Walking apps track walking and offer features like step tracking, distance, duration, speed, calories burned, custom routes, social sharing, and goal setting. They use GPS or sensors in smartphones to analyze data and offer real-time feedback through voices or vibration alerts. Some apps offer competition features to encourage users. Walking apps are popular among those […]
Staying Safe It is looking like we will all be on a staycation again this year and whilst Ireland isn’t renowned for it’s hot sunny climate we do still need to protect ourselves from the effects of the sun and heat when out walking, to stay fit and healthy. Even if it appears overcast those […]
Having comfortable shoes or boots for when you walk can make all the difference between an enjoyable day out or one when you return with sore feet and blisters, not ever wishing to walk again. The most important thing is overall comfort for you. Always try shoes on in a shop that specialises in walking […]
Be Kind to Yourself Don’t beat yourself up when you’ve eaten a piece of cake or not achieved your 10,000 steps in the day. Put things in perspective and make those small changes to improve your overall health and wellbeing. A talk by Registered Dietitian naomi Burke It was a delight to welcome Naomi to […]
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month Every April, the Parkinson’s Foundation engages the global Parkinson’s community to support Parkinson’s Awareness Month. At Nordic Fitness Ireland we are supporting the awareness campaign and talking all things walking with Parkinson’s. Courses for People with Parkinson’s We run specialised courses for people with Parkinson’s. Please get in touch to […]
Ireland is generally a very safe place as regards wildlife. There are no large predators that might attack humans – no bears, no wolves, no large cats. However, some of the smaller creatures can prove troublesome. In particular, swarms of small biting flies (midges) are very irritating on warm, humid days. Walkers venturing off track […]
FREE Weekly 5K Walk What is parkrun? parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. At 9:30 every Saturday morning 5K events take place in parks and open spaces around Ireland. parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome […]
We were delighted to welcome Katy Andrews to our Nordic Natter on March 13th. Katy is a foot health care practitioner and gave us some great tips on how to look after our feet, so important for walkers. Top Tips from Katy Our feet are one of the most well used parts of our body […]
Looking after your Nordic Poles Nordic Walking poles are generally pretty low maintenance; however, it is worth checking over the straps and paws every now and then to ensure they remain in a good state. Here are some tips on pole care and what to do if things go wrong. General Care Cleaning Straps & […]
Research has shown that exercise is a safe and effective way to counteract many of the negative physical and emotional effects of cancer and its treatment. Exercise may be one of the best things people with cancer can do alongside their standard cancer treatments as it can reduce and even prevent some of the common […]
We are often asked why include a warm-up at the start of our Nordic walking classes and walks and a series of stretches at the end. Let’s be honest it would be quicker to just get on and do our walk and head home, however warm ups and stretches are essential elements to any exercise routine […]
Approximately 10,000 people die in Ireland from Cardiovascular Disease each year, accounting for 36% of deaths per annum. That’s despite the fact that 80% of all heart disease is deemed preventable through some lifestyle changes and modifying risk factors. Aerobic exercise in patients with heart failure improves quality of life and reduces heart failure related […]
The Wonders of Walking and Water Whether you are walking by the sea, lake or river, out in the rain or drinking it, water can do wonders for your health and wellbeing Coastal Walks The benefits of coastal walking have been research by Exeter University. Their Blue Space Project reports that the closer people live […]
Another Fabulous Year of Nordic Walking During 2021 we have been out on nearly 50 fabulous Nordic Walks around Co. Clare. From woodlands, to coast, up hills and across the limestone pavements of the Burren, choosing just 5 of our favourite walks has been difficult. However we have come up with 5 that are suitable for […]
Benefits of Walking & Nordic Walking All walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 […]