Pre-Hab & Urban Poling: the Secret to Speedy Post-Surgery Recovery

March 3, 2016 | By Urban Poling

Before her hip replacement surgery last year Wendy Crean, couldn’t manage a stroll around the block, and grocery shopping was out of the question. “Walking felt like torture,” says the 70-year-old retired nurse from Toronto. But just three months post-surgery, her health and mobility have skyrocketed. She is pain-free and back to leading an active […]

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Walk of Fame Contest – Bonnie Lindsay

April 28, 2015 | By Nadia

Osteoarthritis sidelined me 25 years ago; no more running, no more downhill skiing. I eventually lost so much range of motion I couldn’t ride a bike. Eventually, once I was considered ‘old enough’, I had first one knee, then the other replaced. Both surgeries were very successful, but still no running, no downhill skiing, and […]

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Nordic Walking Research

March 16, 2015 | By Urban Poling

Research Summary Health Benefits of Nordic Walking:  A Systematic Review Includes 41 studies. Tschentscher, 2013 8 Independent Studies Utilizing ACTIVATORTM Poles & Urban Poling  in Canada & UK Click here to view summary. Back Pain Person-Centered, Physical Activity for Patients with Low Back Pain: Piloting Service Delivery. Bloxham, Barter et al. Healthcare. 2016. Study concluded that a person-centered, multicomponent approach to physical […]

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Which poles are for you?

February 6, 2015 | By Urban Poling

  Urban Poles for Fitness Looking for a more intense workout over regular walking? Choose between:  Series 300 or pink 4Life Urban fitness poles burn more calories, tone your core and at the same time take pressure off your lower joints.  Versatile for for hiking, winter walking & snowshoeing.

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