3 Easy Ways to Prevent Falls and Stay Active

March 3, 2016 | By Urban Poling

If you have osteoporosis and a fear of falling, your first instinct may be to dial down the physical activity in your life. After all, there’s less risk of stumbling if you’re safely seated in a chair or car. Isn’t there? This kind of thinking is seriously outdated, says Fran Betts, district coordinator for the […]

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Sore hips and knees appreciate our poles

February 12, 2016 | By Urban Poling

Media Contact: Mandy Shintani managing director Urban Poling Inc. mandy@urbanpoling.com 877-499-7999 / 604-990-7712 There’s nothing that kills fun faster than an achy hip or a wonky knee. Luckily, you can now enjoy an active lifestyle without stressing your joints. Urban poling—the contemporary version of classic European Nordic walking­—has you covered. The urban poling workout—which uses […]

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Toronto Star – Recovered spinal cord patient to run Scotiabank marathon

February 3, 2016 | By Urban Poling

“This is about the next me,” says Robert MacDonald, who plans to run a half-marathon after recovering from partial paralysis. William Suarez / Courtesy of the Toronto Rehab Foundation Robert MacDonald works out on a treadmill at the Lyndhurst Centre on Aug. 20, 2015. By: Stephen Spencer Davis Staff Reporter, Published on Fri Oct 16 […]

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Walk of Fame – Rosemarie Sears

April 30, 2015 | By Nadia

Urban Poling, the Final Frontier The Voyages of a Fat-to-Fit Urban Poler by Rosemarie Sears This is the story of my 16-month-to-date mission to explore a strange new body, seek out a new life and to boldly go where this woman and this body has never gone before…or at least not for a very long […]

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Nordic Walking Pilot Trial – McGill University

October 29, 2010 | By Nadia

Canadian Physiotherapy Association, May 2010. A003 –Nordic walking for geriatric rehabilitation: A randomized pilot trial S Figueiredo,(1),(2) L Finch,(2) M Jiali,(2) S Ahmed,(1) A Huang,(3) and NE Mayo(1),(2),(3) 1)Faculty of Medicine, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Qc, Canada2)Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal, Qc, Canada3)Faculty of Medicine, Department of Geriatrics, […]

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