Walking to school: a step in the right direction

August 30, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

The last few days of the summer break are upon us, and it won’t be long before the school bells ring. Help your kids kick off a healthy school year by encouraging them to use active transportation to get to and from school – cycling, roller blading, or our favorite (what could be simpler?!) mode […]

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Walk more! Putting one foot in front of the other more often could change health outcomes for millions.

July 4, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Walk more! Putting one foot in front of the other more often could change health outcomes for millions. TORONTO (ONTARIO) July 4, 2016 – Millions of Canadians pop pills for conditions that could be prevented, helped, or even cured through regular exercise. The magic prescription? Walking. “Canadians have long undervalued walking,” says […]

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VIDEO: Three myths about Nordic walking

June 2, 2016 | By Lisa Workman

Are you hesitant to walk with a set of poles? Fear not. It might all come down to the stories you are telling yourself about what walking with poles is all about. Let’s uncover three common stories, or shall we say myths about Nordic walking. Myth #1: Walking with poles is for older adults, people […]

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Stay active and stay cool as summer heats up

May 4, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

Oh Canada! We spend our winters waiting for summer, and our summers wishing it wasn’t quite so hot! Happily, exercising outdoors throughout the summer is a safe option for most people, providing a few common-sense tips are followed. Here’s what experts suggest: Keep your cool: Exercise at the coolest time of day. In summer, this […]

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Sitting is killing us. It’s time to take a stand

April 25, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

Did you know Canadian adults are sedentary for about 9.5 hours a day? This time can largely be attributed to  desk jobs and the amount of time we spend in our cars. It also stems from the time we spend seated on breaks, at meetings, at lunch, and on the couch with the remote in […]

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Walk This Way: How Walking Benefits Health and Overall Fitness

April 23, 2016 | By Deb Lowther

While it may be true that running marathons and killing it at boot camp will improve your endurance and cardio, you don’t have to go to extremes; simple walking benefits health and overall fitness level too. Some may enjoy the challenge of intense cardio like running, kick boxing, cross fit, muscle pump or training for triathlons, but […]

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Exercise: a prescription for better health and a longer life

April 7, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

By Catherine Cameron If you’re not taking your daily dose of exercise, you’re shortchanging yourself. Without it, you’re at greater risk of diseases such as diabetes, some forms of cancer, from heart attack and stroke, and many more diseases. Many Canadians remain unaware that premature deaths due to inactivity are said to be on par […]

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Introducing our new Walk@Work program

March 15, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

Healthier employees and a healthier bottom line! Research confirms exercise makes us happier and healthier. It helps prevent disease; is the only proven way to slow the aging process; keeps us young in mind, body and spirit; and is more effective than some medications in treating anxiety and depression. It can even add years to […]

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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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