Travelling the World the UP Way

March 11, 2019 | By Urban Poling

When travelling near or far, few would argue that the best way to experience new destinations is by self-propelled means.  Walking tours are an especially intimate, interactive and sensual way to experience the world. Whether it be an urban stroll, a wilderness hike, or an epic pilgrimage, Nordic walking with Urban Poles powers up your […]

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Fuel UP to keep moving

March 1, 2019 | By Urban Poling

By: Nina Munthe-LePage As a nutrition educator, I know that our engine (body) works at its best when we fuel up well in the morning. Ever since my young teenage years I have always been interested in healthy nutrition and exercise. Walking has been my favourite exercise since I was very young, my family always went […]

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Power UP 2 Conference

January 10, 2019 | By Urban Poling

2019 Marks 14 Years of excellence and education for Urban Poling Inc. What better way to celebrate our continued leadership in Canada and now beyond our borders than to host a conference! Our previous Power UP Conference received rave reviews and we are committed to making POWER UP² our best yet! Here’s a sneak peak […]

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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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