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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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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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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Urban Poling – the “take anywhere” workout

July 12, 2016 | By Madeline Camire-Cameron

Wondering how you’ll stay active and fit on vacation this summer? Just add poles! Whether you’re discovering a bustling city, trekking through a national park, or hiking a coastal trail, exploring with a set of our poles in hand will extend your stamina and ensure you get a great workout along the way. Urban poling, […]

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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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