Be a Long-Weekend Warrior

May 19, 2017 | By Gabriella De Nino

It seems like just yesterday we were writing down our new-year resolutions which may have included goals along the lines of “being more active/adventurous”…Well, this upcoming May 24 Long-Weekend may just be the perfect opportunity for you check a few things off of your resolution bucket list. We are so lucky to live in a […]

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Step into Nature

May 5, 2017 | By Urban Poling

May marks the start of many things, warmer weather (we hope), increased day-light, mental health awareness week, a fantastic time of year for poling and it coincides with the launch of Conservation Ontario’s Healthy Hikes Campaign!  Healthy Hikes is an annual initiative of Conservation Ontario, in partnership with Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities and other similarly-minded organizations. […]

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150 Great Canadian Hikes Contest Winners

April 28, 2017 | By Urban Poling

We are excited to announce the entries for our 150 Great Canadian Hikes Contest highlighting some of your favourite trails, parks and conservation areas to explore while enjoying the great outdoors. Since the trails are all equally beautiful, scenic and uniquely captivating in their own way, they are listed in random order but organized by […]

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Spring UP Fever Hits Alberta

April 18, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Never has there been so much UP activity in Alberta!  It started in mid-March, a few days before spring officially arrived with the opportunity to provide training to 45 members of the provincial Alberta Health Services Health Promotion Team gathered in Calgary.   A dynamite team of instructors including Susan Yackulic (Edmonton), Deborah Foley (Canmore) and […]

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Three supportive movements for Nordic walkers

March 13, 2017 | By Lisa Workman

Let’s be honest, some of us are fair weather walkers during the winter months. Our reason to move indoors might be to support our outdoor activities that we do during the other three seasons! Watch as Lisa, founder of The Why I Move Project, explains three supportive resistance:

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Contest alert! Help us create a list of 150 Great Canadian Hikes!

February 14, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Canadians love hiking… and what’s not to love? Fresh air, exercise, beautiful scenery, a budget-friendly workout in every season. Hiking makes sense! In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday and our country’s love of hiking, we’re running a contest from February 15 – April 15. Our 150 Great Canadian Hikes contest asks Canadians to submit their […]

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Fitness goals? Go get them!

January 3, 2017 | By Catherine Cameron

Happy New Year! May 2017 be a happy and healthy year for you and yours. Many people choose January as an opportunity to make a fresh start… a time to commit anew to healthy lifestyle goals. If you’re among this group, here are a few things to keep in mind: Set realistic goals – things […]

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A plan and some motivation will help you achieve your health and fitness goals

December 5, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

Get ready to welcome 2017! Many people choose January as an opportunity to make a fresh start… a time to commit to a healthier lifestyle. If you’re among this group, here are some things to keep in mind: Set realistic goals – things you know that with some hard work and dedication you can actually […]

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Make it a more meaningful holiday season

November 14, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

What are you hoping for most this holiday season? Let me guess… health, happiness, some good food, time to relax, time to exercise, time to yourself, time with friends, and above all, time with cherished family members. Am I right?! Notice how the word “time” comes up again and again? That’s because ‘time’ really is […]

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Urban Poling and Type 2 Diabetes

November 9, 2016 | By Calabrina Boyajian

The incidence of type 2 diabetes is on the rise, which experts largely attribute to the rise in obesity. According to the American Diabetes Association, the number of Americans with diabetes is expected to increase to more than 30 million by 2030. Type 2 diabetes, responsible for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases, is […]

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