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A podcast for the Nordic Walking Community, both current members; those considering taking up this wonderful exercise; and people who want to learn more. Each week, I interview an expert in Nordic Walking and discuss the benefits of Nordic Walking on both physical and mental health. I am Mary Tweed, a British Nordic Walking instructor with Nordic Walking East Anglia.

Walking On Air Mary Tweed

    • Health & Fitness

A podcast for the Nordic Walking Community, both current members; those considering taking up this wonderful exercise; and people who want to learn more. Each week, I interview an expert in Nordic Walking and discuss the benefits of Nordic Walking on both physical and mental health. I am Mary Tweed, a British Nordic Walking instructor with Nordic Walking East Anglia.

    Osteoarthritis and Nordic Walking with John Horton

    Osteoarthritis and Nordic Walking with John Horton

    In this episode, I’m talking to John Horton, a British Nordic Walking Instructor from Rochester in Kent.  John is also a qualified personal trainer, a paramedic and university lecturer in Paramedic Science at Anglia Ruskin University.  John has a background in road, trail running and ultra marathon running and has undertaken several extreme challenges in his running career, which we will discuss in our conversation.  However, he had to find an alternative form of exercise when he developed Osteoarthritis six years ago, which is the subject of this episode.  John is not alone in this condition; approximately 8.5 million adults in the UK have Osteoarthritis and it is estimated that 50% of people over 65 have some evidence of this disease in their joints.
    Vicky Welsh's Nordic Walking and Mental Wellbeing Survey
    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XG9V7SJ

    Further Resources for Osteoarthritis
    Arthritis Action https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk
    https://www.inwa-nordicwalking.com/nordic-walking-osteoarthiritis/
    In the US
    Arthritis Foundation is a US based organisation ​​
    https://www.arthritis.org
    https://www.versusarthritis.org
    If you have enjoyed this podcast, I would be very grateful if you could show your support by buying me a coffee!  This enables me to continue producing these podcasts, as it will go towards covering the server and podcast platform licenses.   Not only is Nordic Walking a whole body workout, but it is also one of the safest and most sociable way to exercise.  Classes always finish up in a cafe enjoying a coffee together. Many thanks, Mary x

    I'm Mary Tweed, a British Nordic Walking instructor with Nordic Walking East Anglia. If you wish to share your story, do get in touch by emailing hello@walkingonairpodcast.co.uk
    #NordicWalking #WeAreNordicWalking #BritNW #BritishNordicWalking #INWA #NordicWalkingEastAnglia #onwf #nordicwalkinguk #walx #nordicwalkingaustralia #nordixx #urbanpoling #ANWA #anwaUSA #nordicwalkingnewzealand #nordicpolewalking #nordicpolewalkingnovascotia #nordicacademy #polewalking #lekipoles #exelpoles #fitnesswalking #skiwalking #polewalking #wellbeing #fitness #greatoutdoors  #greengym #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing  #menopossibilities #weightloss #posture #countrywalking #countrywalks #breastcancer #countrywalkingwalks1000miles #countrywalking1000miles #countrywalker #useitorloseit #britishoutdoors #exerciseoutdoors #exerciseoutside #activeageing #nutritiousmovement  #exerciseanywhere  #BetterHealth #GreatOutdoors #fitnessforallages #exercisetogether #walkwithease #exel #leki #osteoarthritis #arthritisaction #versusarthritis







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    • 25 min
    Menopause and Nordic Walking with Catherine Pestano

    Menopause and Nordic Walking with Catherine Pestano

    In today’s episode I discuss the Menopause in relation to Nordic Walking with Catherine Pestano. Catherine is a qualified INWA Nordic Walking Instructor and runs Valley Nordic Walking in Croydon.  She is also a mental health social worker by training and a Rebound Therapist.  Her passion is to help people who like her  felt nervous about exercise and were unsure if it was for them.  For far too long the menopause has been considered a taboo subject, but fortunately those outdated beliefs are disappearing.  So in today’s episode, we are going to discuss the perimenopause, the menopause and how Nordic Walking can bring multiple benefits to both.
    If you would like to learn more about the menopause, then here are some links to research and information that Catherine mentioned in her interview. 
    Pausitivity Poster - & Menopause Support Pack can be downloaded here: https://www.pausitivity.co.uk
    The British Menopause Society https://thebms.org.uk
    The North American Menopause Society has some fantastic resources, which can be found here: https://www.menopause.org
    Dr Louise Newsom hosts a brilliant website called My Menopause Doctor, which has a plethora of useful information and articles.  It is easy to navigate and aimed at the lay person who wishes to become better informed. https://www.menopausedoctor.co.uk
    Nordic Walking Research on the menopause https://www.inwa-nordicwalking.com/nordic-walking-menopause/
    If you have enjoyed this podcast, I would be very grateful if you could show your support by buying me a coffee!  This enables me to continue producing these podcasts, as it will go towards covering the server and podcast platform licenses.   Not only is Nordic Walking a whole body workout, but it is also one of the safest and most sociable way to exercise.  Classes always finish up in a cafe enjoying a coffee together. Many thanks, Mary x

    I'm Mary Tweed, a British Nordic Walking instructor with Nordic Walking East Anglia. If you wish to share your story, do get in touch by emailing hello@walkingonairpodcast.co.uk
    #NordicWalking #WeAreNordicWalking #BritNW #BritishNordicWalking #INWA #NordicWalkingEastAnglia #onwf #nordicwalkinguk #walx #nordicwalkingaustralia #nordixx #urbanpoling #ANWA #anwaUSA #nordicwalkingnewzealand #nordicpolewalking #nordicpolewalkingnovascotia #nordicacademy #polewalking #lekipoles #exelpoles #fitnesswalking #skiwalking #polewalking #wellbeing #fitness #greatoutdoors  #greengym #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing  #menopossibilities #weightloss #posture #countrywalking #countrywalks #breastcancer #countrywalkingwalks1000miles #countrywalking1000miles #countrywalker #useitorloseit #britishoutdoors #exerciseoutdoors #exerciseoutside #activeageing #nutritiousmovement  #exerciseanywhere  #BetterHealth #GreatOutdoors #fitnessforallages #exercisetogether #walkwithease #exel #leki #menopause



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    • 26 min
    Nordic Walking Poles - Exel and Leki

    Nordic Walking Poles - Exel and Leki

    Walking on Air is back!!! To kick off we have an extra long episode that features an in-depth discussion between the importers and distributors of the two leading Nordic Walking Pole Brans. For Exel we have Karen Ingram, who  is the cofounder of Nordic Walk.Store, which sells both Exel and Leki poles.  Putting the case forward for Leki is Lilian Sullivan who,  for the last 19 years has worked for Ardblair Sports Importers Ltd, the UK distributors for LEKI for over 30 years, where she is the sales director.  This is a fascinating conversation, jam packed with useful information.   If you want to take a further look at the poles, please visit nordicwalk.store and also leki.com. 
    If you have enjoyed this podcast, I would be very grateful if you could show your support by buying me a coffee!  This enables me to continue producing these podcasts, as it will go towards covering the server and podcast platform licenses.   Not only is Nordic Walking a whole body workout, but it is also one of the safest and most sociable way to exercise.  Classes always finish up in a cafe enjoying a coffee together. Many thanks, Mary x

    I'm Mary Tweed, a British Nordic Walking instructor with Nordic Walking East Anglia. If you wish to share your story, do get in touch by emailing hello@walkingonairpodcast.co.uk
    #NordicWalking #WeAreNordicWalking #BritNW #BritishNordicWalking #INWA #NordicWalkingEastAnglia #onwf #nordicwalkinguk #walx #nordicwalkingaustralia #nordixx #urbanpoling #ANWA #anwaUSA #nordicwalkingnewzealand #nordicpolewalking #nordicpolewalkingnovascotia #nordicacademy #polewalking #lekipoles #exelpoles #fitnesswalking #skiwalking #polewalking #wellbeing #fitness #greatoutdoors  #greengym #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing  #menopossibilities #weightloss #posture #countrywalking #countrywalks #breastcancer #countrywalkingwalks1000miles #countrywalking1000miles #countrywalker #useitorloseit #britishoutdoors #exerciseoutdoors #exerciseoutside #activeageing #nutritiousmovement  #exerciseanywhere  #BetterHealth #GreatOutdoors #fitnessforallages #exercisetogether #walkwithease #exel #leki 
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    • 45 min
    Nordic Walking Foundations: The Feet with Hilary Warrell

    Nordic Walking Foundations: The Feet with Hilary Warrell

    Today, I’m talking to Hilary Warrell, who qualified as a Nordic Walking instructor in 2007.  Hilary loves being outdoors in nature, and is passionate about sharing all the wellbeing benefits this can bring, particularly in terms of our mental health. Slowing down, pausing, tuning in to our senses helps us connect to life as it is happening in the moment, not just in the environment around us, but in our bodies too. We can start to notice where we habitually hold tension, if we mainly breath through our mouth or nose, how loud we are in conversation, how our feet make contact with the ground....and it is this part of the body that is the subject of this episode.

     If you want to learn more, Hilary holds zoom workshops on the subject of feet, where she goes into more depth. These workshops are educational and contain many practical tips for mobilizing and strengthening the feet.  If you want to sign up, you can email Hilary at hgwarrell@hotmail.co.uk; or you can find her on Facebook at Nordic Walking In The Chilterns, or check out her website, http://nordicwalkingandpilates.com

    The course run by Gary Ward that Hilary talked about can be found by visiting his website, Finding Centre, which also has links to other great resources relating to the feet.
    If you have enjoyed this podcast, I would be very grateful if you could show your support by buying me a coffee!  This enables me to continue producing these podcasts, as it will go towards covering the server and podcast platform licenses.   Not only is Nordic Walking a whole body workout, but it is also one of the safest and most sociable way to exercise.  Classes always finish up in a cafe enjoying a coffee together. Many thanks, Mary x

    I'm Mary Tweed, a British Nordic Walking instructor with Nordic Walking East Anglia. If you wish to share your story, do get in touch by emailing hello@walkingonairpodcast.co.uk
    #NordicWalking #WeAreNordicWalking #BritNW #BritishNordicWalking #INWA #NordicWalkingEastAnglia #onwf #nordicwalkinguk #walx #nordicwalkingaustralia #nordixx #urbanpoling #ANWA #anwaUSA #nordicwalkingnewzealand #nordicpolewalking #nordicpolewalkingnovascotia #nordicacademy #polewalking #lekipoles #exelpoles #fitnesswalking #skiwalking #polewalking #wellbeing #fitness #greatoutdoors  #greengym #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing  #menopossibilities #weightloss #posture #countrywalking #countrywalks #breastcancer #countrywalkingwalks1000miles #countrywalking1000miles #countrywalker #useitorloseit #britishoutdoors #exerciseoutdoors #exerciseoutside #activeageing #nutritiousmovement  #exerciseanywhere  #BetterHealth #GreatOutdoors #fitnessforallages #exercisetogether #walkwithease #nordicwalkinginthechilterns #feet








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    • 27 min
    Parkinson's and Nordic Walking with Brad Blake

    Parkinson's and Nordic Walking with Brad Blake

    In episode 17, I talk to Brad Blake, an accredited Master Instructor with both British Nordic Walking and the International Nordic Walking Federation .  He has extensive experience in teaching Nordic Walking to people with Parkinson's disease and other neuromuscular conditions, which is the subject of our conversation today.  Earlier this year, I participated in  an in depth online training programme delivered by Brad, teaching Nordic Walking instructors how to adapt their teaching methods for people with Parkinson’s.   In our conversation today, we discuss how Nordic Walking can help people with Parkinson’s rather than going into the complexities of how to tailor the 10 steps. There is a lot to learn and so if you are interested, then I highly recommend booking onto one of Brad’s future courses.

    If you are someone living with Parkinson’s, then please look for your nearest instructor by visiting the British Nordic Walking website and clicking on their find an instructor link.  If you have any specific questions for Brad, then he has kindly agreed for people to contact him by emailing him at brad.blake@britishnordicwalking.org.uk and if you are an instructor who is interested in attending a Parkinson’s course then please email info@britishnordicwalking.org.uk and ask if you could be put on the waiting list.


    Nordic Walking Research On Parkinson's
    https://britishnordicwalking.org.uk/pages/nordic-walking-and-parkinson-sIf you have enjoyed this podcast, I would be very grateful if you could show your support by buying me a coffee!  This enables me to continue producing these podcasts, as it will go towards covering the server and podcast platform licenses.   Not only is Nordic Walking a whole body workout, but it is also one of the safest and most sociable way to exercise.  Classes always finish up in a cafe enjoying a coffee together. Many thanks, Mary x

    I'm Mary Tweed, a British Nordic Walking instructor with Nordic Walking East Anglia. If you wish to share your story, do get in touch by emailing hello@walkingonairpodcast.co.uk



    #NordicWalking #WeAreNordicWalking #BritNW #BritishNordicWalking #INWA #NordicWalkingEastAnglia #onwf #nordicwalkinguk #walx #nordicwalkingaustralia #nordixx #urbanpoling #ANWA #anwaUSA #nordicwalkingnewzealand #nordicpolewalking #nordicpolewalkingnovascotia #nordicacademy #polewalking #lekipoles #exelpoles #fitnesswalking #skiwalking #polewalking #wellbeing #fitness #greatoutdoors  #greengym #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing  #menopossibilities #weightloss #posture #countrywalking #countrywalks #breastcancer #countrywalkingwalks1000miles #countrywalking1000miles #countrywalker #useitorloseit #britishoutdoors #exerciseoutdoors #exerciseoutside #activeageing #nutritiousmovement  #exerciseanywhere  #BetterHealth #GreatOutdoors #fitnessforallages #exercisetogether #walkwithease #gloucesternordicwalking #parkinsons #parkinsonsuk






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    • 25 min
    Tourism and Nordic Walking with Tony & Joanne Burke

    Tourism and Nordic Walking with Tony & Joanne Burke

    In episode 16, I talk to Joanne and Tony Burke who established Nordic Fitness Ireland in 2018,  in  Co. Clare, on the west coast of Ireland. Joanne had had a long career in nursing and Tony in IT, and they are both now fully qualified Nordic Walking instructors. As well as running programmes for regular walkers, they have developed a range of Nordic Walking  experiences for visitors to County Clare.  In our conversation they share their experience of creating Nordic Walking packages for the tourism market.  
    If you have enjoyed this podcast, I would be very grateful if you could show your support by buying me a coffee!  This enables me to continue producing these podcasts, as it will go towards covering the server and podcast platform licenses.   Not only is Nordic Walking a whole body workout, but it is also one of the safest and most sociable way to exercise.  Classes always finish up in a cafe enjoying a coffee together. Many thanks, Mary x

    I'm Mary Tweed, a British Nordic Walking instructor with Nordic Walking East Anglia. If you wish to share your story, do get in touch by emailing hello@walkingonairpodcast.co.uk

    Nordic Walking Research
    https://britishnordicwalking.org.uk/pages/nordic-walking-research
    #NordicWalking #WeAreNordicWalking #BritNW #BritishNordicWalking #INWA #NordicWalkingEastAnglia #onwf #nordicwalkinguk #walx #nordicwalkingaustralia #nordixx #urbanpoling #ANWA #anwaUSA #nordicwalkingnewzealand #nordicpolewalking #nordicpolewalkingnovascotia #nordicacademy #polewalking #lekipoles #exelpoles #fitnesswalking #skiwalking #polewalking #wellbeing #fitness #greatoutdoors  #greengym #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing  #menopossibilities #weightloss #posture #countrywalking #countrywalks #breastcancer #countrywalkingwalks1000miles #countrywalking1000miles #countrywalker #useitorloseit #britishoutdoors #exerciseoutdoors #exerciseoutside #activeageing #nutritiousmovement  #exerciseanywhere  #BetterHealth #GreatOutdoors #fitnessforallages #exercisetogether #walkwithease #nordicfitnessireland #wildatlanticway
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    • 16 min

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