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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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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ACTIVATOR & Urban Poling Course – Canadian Centre of Activity and Aging

December 21, 2017 | By Urban Poling

Urban Poling is pleased to announce that we will be offering a pre-conference course at the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) Conference in London, Ontario June 7th 2018. First of it’s kind, we will be introducing the Ultimate ACTIVATOR & Urban Poling Combination Course! The course features all of our highly requested learning tools […]

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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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Walking to school: a step in the right direction

August 30, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

The last few days of the summer break are upon us, and it won’t be long before the school bells ring. Help your kids kick off a healthy school year by encouraging them to use active transportation to get to and from school – cycling, roller blading, or our favorite (what could be simpler?!) mode […]

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Walk more! Putting one foot in front of the other more often could change health outcomes for millions.

July 4, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Walk more! Putting one foot in front of the other more often could change health outcomes for millions. TORONTO (ONTARIO) July 4, 2016 – Millions of Canadians pop pills for conditions that could be prevented, helped, or even cured through regular exercise. The magic prescription? Walking. “Canadians have long undervalued walking,” says […]

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VIDEO: Three myths about Nordic walking

June 2, 2016 | By Lisa Workman

Are you hesitant to walk with a set of poles? Fear not. It might all come down to the stories you are telling yourself about what walking with poles is all about. Let’s uncover three common stories, or shall we say myths about Nordic walking. Myth #1: Walking with poles is for older adults, people […]

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What is interval training?

May 26, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

Ready to pump up your walking routine? Want to burn more calories in less time? Consider aerobic interval training!  No longer just for athletes, interval training (often referred to as HIIT or ‘high intensity interval training’) has earned its rightful place as a highly effective fitness-building strategy for the average person. What is interval training? […]

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Sitting is killing us. It’s time to take a stand

April 25, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

Did you know Canadian adults are sedentary for about 9.5 hours a day? This time can largely be attributed to  desk jobs and the amount of time we spend in our cars. It also stems from the time we spend seated on breaks, at meetings, at lunch, and on the couch with the remote in […]

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Walk This Way: How Walking Benefits Health and Overall Fitness

April 23, 2016 | By Deb Lowther

While it may be true that running marathons and killing it at boot camp will improve your endurance and cardio, you don’t have to go to extremes; simple walking benefits health and overall fitness level too. Some may enjoy the challenge of intense cardio like running, kick boxing, cross fit, muscle pump or training for triathlons, but […]

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