Active Living with Diabetes Webinar

Urban Poling is a fun, low impact, full body workout that appeals to people of all different ages and fitness levels.  It offers proven beneficial effects on general key health parameters related to the metabolic syndrome and those at risk including:

  • Supports Healthy Weight Management
  • Reduces Abdominal Obesity
  • Facilitates Blood Glucose Control
  • Promotes Cardiovascular Health
  • Improves Posture, Balance & Stability

Combatting Metabolic Syndrome One Step at a Time Webinar

This webinar for health care professionals is an introduction to Urban Poling and explains the researched health benefits as well as how to implement this new cost-effective and motivating activity into your program to activate your clients.

Date:  Wednesday, October 12 at Noon ET (45 minutes)
Guest Speaker: Claudia Mariano MSc, NP-PHC, CDE

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Claudia Mariano graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986 with her Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After working in medical-surgical nursing and public health nursing, she returned to U of T and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing in 1992.

In 1999 she graduatClaudia Marianoed from the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, also from U of T.  Claudia is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Her clinical practice is heavily focused on health promotion and self-management of chronic disease.

Claudia is a Past President of the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario, Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and author of “No One Left Behind: How Nurse Practitioners are Changing Canada’s Health Care System”.


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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