walkUp with Diabetes Package for Community Leaders
Regular physical activity helps to regulate blood glucose and increase insulin sensitivity. The more muscles that are used during exercise, the greater will be the benefits. This makes urban poling one of the best forms of fitness, as it uses 90% of the muscles and has the potential to burn up to 46% more calories, while providing both cardiovascular and strength training. Research shows that an activity such as urban poling has the potential to slow the progression of type 2 diabetes and even prevent onset all together. Urban poling may also be a great option for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as it is a safe mode of exercise which may reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Dr. Agnes Coutinho PhD
walkUP with Diabetes Package for Community Leaders Package Includes:
• Urban Poling Certification Course (live or online, depending on location)
• walkUP for Diabetes Course (online)
• 1 pair of Urban Poling Spirit poles with snow baskets
• Urban Poling carry bag
• Diabetes lifestyle book (Karen Graham)
• Urban Poling Fitness Journal
• National Aboriginal Diabetes Association Promotional Material
Contact us to register for the community leader package and to purchase Urban/ACTIVATOR poles at wholesale pricing for group programming. Ask us about teaching this course at your centre (min. 10 participants, depending on location).
Contact us to arrange for group training.
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
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