Canadian Physiotherapy Association Conference
June 13, 2018 | By Urban Poling
Urban Poling is proud to announce that we will be at the upcoming Canadian Physiotherapy Association Conference at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, from November 1 to 3, 2018. Find out more about latest research on the health benefits of Urban Poling (Nordic Walking) by checking out our poster presentation and get an at a glance scoop on the health benefits of this full-body fitness easy and accessible form of exercise.. Walking with poles activates up to 90% of the body’s muscles, burns up to 46% more calories, providing both aerobic and resistance training all in one very efficient workout. We encourage you to find out more on how you can walk your way to better health. It all starts with a step, let’s help you take it!
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