Be a Long-Weekend Warrior

May 19, 2017 | By adminis

It seems like just yesterday we were writing down our new-year resolutions which may have included goals along the lines of “being more active/adventurous”…Well, this upcoming May 24 Long-Weekend may just be the perfect opportunity for you check a few things off of your resolution bucket list. We are so lucky to live in a […]

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Three supportive movements for Nordic walkers

March 13, 2017 | By adminis

Let’s be honest, some of us are fair weather walkers during the winter months. Our reason to move indoors might be to support our outdoor activities that we do during the other three seasons! Watch as Lisa, founder of The Why I Move Project, explains three supportive resistance:

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Fitness goals? Go get them!

January 3, 2017 | By adminis

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 adminis

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 adminis

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 adminis

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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Movember reminds us to make men’s health a priority

November 2, 2016 | By adminis

In Movember thousands of men in Canada grow mustaches as a means of raising awareness and important funds for some of the most pressing health issues men face. These include: mental health concerns; testicular and prostate cancer, and of course, physical inactivity. The health of the boys and men in our lives matters, and happily, […]

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Another great reason to exercise? Your mental health!

October 4, 2016 | By adminis

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 adminis

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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The Perfect Storm

September 2, 2016 | By adminis

A Rehab-er becomes a Rehab-ee An OT’s personal story of recovery through the use of Urban Poles. As an occupational therapist, I have been successfully using Urban poles with clients since 2012. I was so impressed with the poles that I went on to become a Master Trainer so that I could teach other rehab […]

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