Movember reminds us to make men’s health a priority

November 2, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

In Movember thousands of men in Canada grow mustaches as a means of raising awareness and important funds for some of the most pressing health issues men face. These include: mental health concerns; testicular and prostate cancer, and of course, physical inactivity. The health of the boys and men in our lives matters, and happily, […]

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Another great reason to exercise? Your mental health!

October 4, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

If you suffer from stress, anxiety or depression, here’s some good news: a growing body of evidence supports exercise as an effective treatment for clinical anxiety disorders as well as more generalized anxiety. Exercise is also earning acclaim as beneficial for those with mild-to-moderate depression — a study by Canadian scientists George Mammen, MSc and […]

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Nordic Walking as an Olympic Sport

September 16, 2016 | By Lisa Workman

This past summer I hosted a charity Urban Poling session. During our walk, we couldn’t help ourselves from talking about the Olympics. It was mid-August and the 2016 Rio Olympics was in full swing. As our conversation shifted to all the different types of sports at the Games, one participant questioned, “What if nordic walking […]

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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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Left foot, Right foot

August 3, 2016 | By Blue Jay Bridge

My family and I recently returned from a trip to Alberta (Edmonton, Calgary, Canmore and Banff) to celebrate my 40th birthday. A big part of this family trip was experiencing and participating in new and unique (for our prairie family) physical activity opportunities as a family. Essentially we were using physical activity to create  memories […]

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Abbot Pass Hike

July 16, 2016 | By Jocelyn Clennett

I’ve always considered myself somewhat of an experienced hiker until I hiked up to the Abbot Pass Hut, the second highest permanent structure in Canada. Two years ago I went on my first trekking trip on the Juan de Fuca trail located on the west coast of Vancouver Island with a group of 8 ladies. To […]

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Urban Poling – the “take anywhere” workout

July 12, 2016 | By Madeline Camire-Cameron

Wondering how you’ll stay active and fit on vacation this summer? Just add poles! Whether you’re discovering a bustling city, trekking through a national park, or hiking a coastal trail, exploring with a set of our poles in hand will extend your stamina and ensure you get a great workout along the way. Urban poling, […]

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Take steps to improve your health…at every age and stage

July 4, 2016 | By Madeline Camire-Cameron

By Madeline Camiré-Cameron Ready to get fit? Try Nordic walking! This full-body workout is free (once you have poles), fun, and versatile, and is the perfect activity for people at every age and stage. Families – The single best thing Canadians can do for their health is to walk more – and let’s face it… […]

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Harry McMurtry completes 500 Miles for Parkinson’s

June 22, 2016 | By Urban Poling

Congratulations to Harry McMurtry who arrived to a large fan base in Toronto to celebrate his 500 Mile trek from Manhattan to raise research funds and awareness for Parkinson’s. Along with the media and dignitaries our very own Fiath Julien was at the celebration to be part of the congratulatory spectators on this memorable occasion for Harry and […]

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CTV News – Harry McMurtry on his 500 Miles for Parkinson’s

June 17, 2016 | By Urban Poling

This CTV news clip features Harry McMurtry on his 500 Miles for Parkinson’s to raise funds for research and awareness about PD.   In this video clip, Harry is using ACTIVATOR poles which are often recommended by physios for their clients with PD as the poles have a direct impact on posture, gait pattern and arm […]

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