Active Living for Cardiac Health Webinar
Learn why cardiologists and health care professionals are prescribing Urban Poling to prevent, manage and treat cardiovascular disease. Hear from guest speaker John Sawdon of the Cardiac Health Foundation on the benefits of exercise as it relates to Cardiovascular disease and the many resources which are available to support your community. A general overview of what Urban Poling is as well as our programs will be touched upon.
Guest Speaker: John Sawdon, Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 10 am, 1pm and 7pm EST (45 minutes)
For: Health Leaders in Aboriginal Communities & Tribal Councils
Presenter: Diana Oliver
“Walking & exercise-based cardiac-rehabilitation programs are widely recommended as part of the continuum of cardiovascular care. Urban Poling, engages 90% of your muscles and helps you to burn up to 46% more calories versus walking alone. For this reason, the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada and Urban Poling are working together to improve the cardiovascular health of Canadians across the country with Urban Poling a proud supporter of the Cardiac Health National WALK OF LIFE campaign.”
-Barbara Kennedy, Executive Director, Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada.
For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education
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