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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Seniors’ Month – Start Something New

June 6, 2018 | By Urban Poling

This June is Ontario’s 34th annual Seniors’ Month.  During this month, seniors across Ontario are recognized and communities are encouraged to hold events for seniors to be social and active.   This year’s theme is: “Now’s the time to start something new”. Well if you have never heard about or tried Urban Poling aka Nordic Walking, […]

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Gifting Mom with Love

May 4, 2018 | By Urban Poling

Mothers Day is just around the corner and although we are firm believers in appreciating Moms all year round, Mothers day is a good opportunity to show her some extra special love! Now if you’re wondering how you can show mom how you care, consider planning a fun filled day for her. This could be […]

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Nordic Walking and Osteoporosis

April 4, 2018 | By Urban Poling

Osteoporosis Canada predicts that by the year 2020, 50% of people aged 50 and over will be at risk of bone fracture. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by bone tissue deterioration and low bone mass, which increases the chances of bone fracture and although it may have prevented Bonnie Lindsay from running, it did not stop her […]

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Train your Brain

February 15, 2018 | By Urban Poling

We all know that exercise is physically good for our bodies. After all, that is the #1 reason why people are motivated to exercise in the first place…But what most people do not know is that exercise can also be beneficial for our brains, more specifically regarding cognition (the way we process and memorize information). […]

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Why Walking and Talking is the Perfect Combination and Perfect Date?

February 6, 2018 | By Urban Poling

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the pressure of setting up that perfect date or getting that perfect gift is increasing. Although sometimes the best dates are the simplest ones; like going for a walk, exploring somewhere new or going for a hike. If it’s with your significant other or your friends, going for […]

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