Alberta Cancer Foundation’s LEAP Magazine
January 7, 2016 | By Urban Poling
A Pole Up- Article by LEAP Magazine
We are proud to announce the release of LEAP Magazine’s article “A Pole Up” that focuses on the benefits of Nordic Walking not just for healthy individuals but for cancer patients as well. It features our Urban Poling ambassador Mandy Johnson and highlights research done on the positive effects poling can have for cancer patients and people of all ages and activity levels.
Urban PolingCo-directors Mandy Shintani and Diana Oliver are women at different stages of life with very different professional backgrounds, yet they share a dream – to help others realize the many benefits Urban Poling has given to them.
For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
–Barb Gormley, Director of Education