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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“My Life with Diabetes”-Marisa Cardinal, NADA Webinar

February 2, 2018 | By Urban Poling

As proud sponsors of the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (NADA) we are so happy to share with our Urban Poling Community about an upcoming Webinar NADA will be hosting titled  “My Life with Diabetes”, with presenter Marisa Cardinal Wednesday, February 7, at 11 a.m. central time!! We hope Marisa’s story will be an inspiration to you […]

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Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging (CCAA) and Urban Poling Inc.

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 Urban Poling Combination Course! The course features all of our highly requested learning tools in a […]

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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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Another great reason to exercise? Your mental health!

October 4, 2016 | By Catherine Cameron

If you suffer from stress, anxiety or depression, here’s some good news: a growing body of evidence supports exercise as an effective treatment for clinical anxiety disorders as well as more generalized anxiety. Exercise is also earning acclaim as beneficial for those with mild-to-moderate depression — a study by Canadian scientists George Mammen, MSc and […]

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Nordic Walking as an Olympic Sport

September 16, 2016 | By Lisa Workman

This past summer I hosted a charity Urban Poling session. During our walk, we couldn’t help ourselves from talking about the Olympics. It was mid-August and the 2016 Rio Olympics was in full swing. As our conversation shifted to all the different types of sports at the Games, one participant questioned, “What if nordic walking […]

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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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Left foot, Right foot

August 3, 2016 | By Blue Jay Bridge

My family and I recently returned from a trip to Alberta (Edmonton, Calgary, Canmore and Banff) to celebrate my 40th birthday. A big part of this family trip was experiencing and participating in new and unique (for our prairie family) physical activity opportunities as a family. Essentially we were using physical activity to create  memories […]

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