walkUP for Diabetes Course

We are very excited to announce the new walkUP for Diabetes Course. This course has been tailored to those dealing with diabetes, pre-diabetes or at risk of Type 2 diabetes, community leaders who are looking to provide a fully integrated option to their residents, as well as those health care professionals who would like to recommend it to their clients.

Urban Poling is one of the most effective forms of fitness for managing diabetes and weight loss. The course also includes; sample exercises and stretches clients can do with their poles, ideas for creating and tracking an urban poling routine, suggestions for choosing proper exercise footwear and clothing, and lots more. This new program has already been adopted by numerous communities across Canada wanting to offer a fun and effective year-round physical exercise for children to older adults.

“Urban poling is an exciting and exhilarating way to exercise!”

~ Sarah Odjig, Diabetes Wellness worker and community health representative with Wikwemikong Health Centre

Ideal for: Health directors, nurses, diabetes educators, dieticians, therapists, kinesiologists, RA, RT and wellness instructors.

Course includes:

  • 1.5 hour online course
  • Downloadable resources and handouts

(Poles and pedometer not included.)

Creators: Dr. Agnes Coutinho (Phd) & Barb Gormley – Fitness Instructor & Director of Education for Urban Poling. Introduction by Mandy Shintani, occupational therapist.

Cost: 29.95

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Maintaining Proper Posture

Poles assist in maintaining proper posture but at times you may find yourself leaning forward.  Remember to keep your spine erect, tummy tucked in, eyes forward, chin tucked and shoulders relaxed. And just one more thing to remember, have fun with it!
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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