LUMINO HEALTH 2019 Holiday Gift Guide – Urban Poling Made the List!

December 11, 2019 | By Urban Poling

Making the list and checking it twice! We are thrilled to announce that Urban Poling made the Lumino Health (by Sunlife Insurance) best holiday gifts guide. Our Adventure poles are a must have for those on your list who love to get up and go and need their exercise gear to travel with them. Whether you take […]

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Santa Approved Gift

December 9, 2019 | By Urban Poling

The holiday season is almost here and we can hardly wait to share the magic of the most wonderful time of the year with friends, family and the Urban Poling community. If you’re starting to think of your gift giving list, why not consider a gift that keeps on giving all year long and that […]

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Put a Green Foot Forward for Green Monday

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Urban Poling is all about helping people from all walks of life walk to better health. In honour of Green Monday, which is today, December 9, 2019, we’d like to highlight how pole walking is a wonderful way to not only increase your health and fitness, but also contribute to making our world a greener, […]

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Holiday Contest: Like, Follow & Re-Tweet Blog

December 5, 2019 | By Urban Poling

It’s that time of year again! The spirit of the holiday season is officially upon us and what better way to ring in the jolly good feels than by running a fun Twitter contest! On Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, Urban Poling will launch its holiday contest in the form of a trivia, with a new […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – December

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This month’s Wendi Paterson award winners are: Linda Richard and Jon Schultz. (Note: Linda wrote the piece below herself with the assistance of UP ambassador, Bruno Troini, who translated her work. Minor revisions were made to enhance reader understanding but the original message of Linda’s work remains the same). After having a motorcycle accident at […]

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Keeping Active in the Snow

November 22, 2019 | By Urban Poling

Emily Powell and Marguerite Thomas, writers of Walk Safely this Winter, are correct when they say: “enjoying winter can be enhanced by safe outdoor winter activities, especially walking.” We couldn’t agree more. Going for a stroll in the great outdoors, even a quick one, is a great way to get your blood pumping all by a […]

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Wendi Paterson Inspiration Award – November

November 8, 2019 | By Urban Poling

For this month’s Wendi Paterson Award winners, we’d like to acknowledge not two individuals but rather two community groups who embody our “UPYourFitness” mantra: Ryde Community Co-op Inc. and Bayfield Urban Poling. Ryde Community Co-op is a not-for-profit organization which fosters local wellbeing and improvement by offering various programs and services–one being Urban Poling. President of […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month

November 6, 2019 | By Urban Poling

November is Diabetes Awareness month and staggeringly, 1 in 3 Canadians today has diabetes or pre-diabetes.[1] Moreover, diabetes is the leading cause of “blindness, amputation, heart disease, kidney failure and early death.”[2] However, simple strategies to combat or even manage diabetes can be taken. Nordic Walking aka Urban Poling, for example, is an exceptional way in helping […]

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Fall Prevention Month

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November is home to a few special tags, one being Fall Prevention month. The idea of fall prevention is to coordinate efforts across partnered organizations and facilitate a stronger impact. According to an infographic published by the Government of Canada (2015), “Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians with 20-30% seniors experiencing […]

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Little Big Things™ – Parkinson’s Innovations to Help You Live Well

November 5, 2019 | By Urban Poling

The Big Little Event hosted by the Davis Phinney Foundation was an amazing event to learn from inspiring presenters, meet other innovators of devices for Parkinson’s as well as showcase the ACTIVATOR Poles for the first time ever in Austin, Texas. All of the innovations were very exciting with several still in the development phase […]

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