Tipping the Scales with Urban Poling! – National Diabetes Awareness Month

November 15, 2018 | By Urban Poling

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November is National Diabetes Awareness month and the role of lifestyle intervention is as ever, one of, if not the most, important forms of prevention and management of Type 2 Diabetes that we all have within our control.  Regular physical activity helps to regulate blood glucose and increase insulin sensitivity. The more muscles that are used during exercise, the greater will be the benefits. This makes Urban Poling one of the best forms of fitness, as it provides a full body workout and has the potential to burn up to 46% more calories, while providing both cardiovascular and strength training. Research shows that an activity such as urban poling has the potential to slow the progression of type 2 diabetes and even prevent onset.  Urban poling may also be a great option for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as it is a safe mode of exercise which may reduce he risk of developing gestational diabetes.

For more information on the benefits of physical activity as it pertains to preventing and managing Type 2 Diabetes please visit: https://physiocanhelp.ca/symptoms-conditions/type-2-diabetes/ We love the idea of planning a hike to help ensure that physical activity is being incorporated into your day to day life…….Urban Poles love a good hiking adventure!

If you are interested in learning more about our Diabetes Intervention Community Leader Training please reach out and we’d be happy to share with you.

We’re tipping the scales on Type 2 Diabetes and helping people to integrate movement into their day to day life!

I have type 2 diabetes, and have found it very difficult to lose weight, and to control my blood sugar levels. Now I am finally having some success. My blood sugar levels are not completely under control, but getting there. I have lost 9 pounds and losing inches in my clothing. Purchasing the Urban Poles is one of the best decisions I have made.”.
-Janet

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Provide variety in your routine, try double poling

Use the standard rhythm and technique, but swing both arms forward at the same time planting the boot tips slightly behind the handles. Then, keeping your arms straight, press down on the base of the handles, walk between your poles and feel your arms extend past your thighs and behind your body.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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