Active Living with Walking Poles

December 20, 2019 | By

It is not uncommon to see someone strolling past with a cane, having to rely on it for balance and stability. But don’t be surprised if you see someone zip past you on the street, propelled by specialized walking poles. This is exactly what participating in a fitness activity called Urban Poling (aka Nordic walking) looks […]

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Top US Blogger on Parkinson’s Recommends the ACTIVATOR Poles!

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This blog post introduces Darcy Blake who in 2013, discovered the Urban Poling ACTIVATOR poles and immediately ordered a set to help her get more fit. As somebody who has Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Darcy’s fondly blogged how the ACTIVATOR Poles have supported her in her health journey. In her blog post Waving my Sticks, Darcy […]

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The Great Trail

December 16, 2019 | By

Canada is home to some stunning and diverse landscapes that make it easy for any traveler to want to roam our horizons. Traversing the Northern lights in the Northwest territories, to the mountains in British Columbia; from the Great Plains to some spectacular oceanic views on the East, we truly have you covered coast to […]

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LUMINO HEALTH 2019 Holiday Gift Guide – Urban Poling Made the List!

December 11, 2019 | By

Making the list and checking it twice! We are thrilled to announce that Urban Poling made the Lumino Health (by Sunlife Insurance) best holiday gifts guide. Our Adventure poles are a must have for those on your list who love to get up and go and need their exercise gear to travel with them. Whether you take […]

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Santa Approved Gift

December 9, 2019 | By

The holiday season is almost here and we can hardly wait to share the magic of the most wonderful time of the year with friends, family and the Urban Poling community. If you’re starting to think of your gift giving list, why not consider a gift that keeps on giving all year long and that […]

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Put a Green Foot Forward for Green Monday

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Urban Poling is all about helping people from all walks of life walk to better health. In honour of Green Monday, which is today, December 9, 2019, we’d like to highlight how pole walking is a wonderful way to not only increase your health and fitness, but also contribute to making our world a greener, […]

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Holiday Contest: Like, Follow & Re-Tweet Blog

December 5, 2019 | By

It’s that time of year again! The spirit of the holiday season is officially upon us and what better way to ring in the jolly good feels than by running a fun Twitter contest! On Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, Urban Poling will launch its holiday contest in the form of a trivia, with a new […]

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Keeping Active in the Snow

November 22, 2019 | By

Emily Powell and Marguerite Thomas, writers of Walk Safely this Winter, are correct when they say: “enjoying winter can be enhanced by safe outdoor winter activities, especially walking.” We couldn’t agree more. Going for a stroll in the great outdoors, even a quick one, is a great way to get your blood pumping all by a […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month

November 6, 2019 | By

November is Diabetes Awareness month and staggeringly, 1 in 3 Canadians today has diabetes or pre-diabetes.[1] Moreover, diabetes is the leading cause of “blindness, amputation, heart disease, kidney failure and early death.”[2] However, simple strategies to combat or even manage diabetes can be taken. Nordic Walking aka Urban Poling, for example, is an exceptional way in helping […]

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Fall Prevention Month

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November is home to a few special tags, one being Fall Prevention month. The idea of fall prevention is to coordinate efforts across partnered organizations and facilitate a stronger impact. According to an infographic published by the Government of Canada (2015), “Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians with 20-30% seniors experiencing […]

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