Healthy Gift Giving

November 23, 2018 | By Urban Poling

With the Christmas season fast approaching, and as you start to contemplate what you would like to give your loved one, please consider the benefit of healthy gift giving. Instead of getting your friends and family gift cards to their favorite store or restaurants, instead consider giving them something they can use throughout their life. […]

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Tipping the Scales with Urban Poling! – National Diabetes Awareness Month

November 15, 2018 | By Urban Poling

November is National Diabetes Awareness month and the role of lifestyle intervention is as ever, one of, if not the most, important forms of prevention and management of Type 2 Diabetes that we all have within our control.  Regular physical activity helps to regulate blood glucose and increase insulin sensitivity. The more muscles that are […]

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Lets talk about your Bone Health – Osteoporosis Month

November 7, 2018 | By Urban Poling

November is Osteoporosis Month, but what exactly is Osteoporosis? Most people know that it has to do with the weakening of your bones, but there is more to it than that. Osteoporosis occurs when the human body either loses bone, doesn’t create enough, or there is a combination of both. The result is the weakening […]

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Fall Prevention Month

November 5, 2018 | By Urban Poling

Falling itself isn’t always a bad thing, some of us even pay to fall! Activities like bungee jumping, sky diving or even roller coasters give us the sense of falling without the negative consequences associated with it. It’s when falling is out of our control and we are unable to catch ourselves which results in […]

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How Exercise can help with your Mental Health

October 22, 2018 | By Urban Poling

Every year 1 in 5 Canadians will experience some form of mental illness in their life time. While every Canadian will be indirectly affected by it at least once in their life time whether it is through family, friends, or coworkers. October 1st is the start of Mental Health Awareness week, it is never too late […]

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Walking Saves Lives – World Stroke Day in Partnership with the March of Dimes Canada

October 1, 2018 | By Urban Poling

We are proud to be partnered once again with the March of Dimes Canada in expanding the awareness of the benefits of physical activity, namely walking, in both the prevention and rehabilitation of strokes.  Strokes touch people of all ages and stages and the March of Dimes is helping to support stroke survivors and their families through […]

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The Benefits of Exercise on Alzheimer’s Disease

September 24, 2018 | By Urban Poling

We have all seen the commercials regarding dementia, hear of it from a friend or co-worker or may have even known a loved one who suffered from it. Given that it is international Alzheimer’s month, let’s talk about and get to know the disease that effects more than 7 hundred thousand Canadians today. Alzheimer’s in […]

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International Self Care Day

July 18, 2018 | By Urban Poling

Hey you, yes you reading this! Do you tend to put others before yourself? Well, we are here to remind you that “International Self Care (ISD)” day is fast approaching. Yes, you read that right! Mark July 24th in your calendar because this day is dedicated to raising public awareness towards the importance of caring for […]

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How Urban Poling helped a Mom-to-Be!

July 10, 2018 | By Urban Poling

If you have ever been pregnant or know someone who has been, you are probably aware that there are many myths/old wives tales associated with pregnancy (ie: Sweet/Salty cravings to predict gender). One of the most talked about myths is the idea that you “cannot exercise while pregnant”. Luckily, research has debunked this myth and actually […]

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A “Cure” for the Long Weekend Blues

July 5, 2018 | By Urban Poling

If you are reading this, you are probably back to your routine after a great long weekend! It was Canada Day! As a Canadian company, we love Canada Day just as much as you! The best part is that the fun does not have to stop!  With the great weather upon us you can be […]

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