The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walking For Health

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2000 M03 1 - 320 pages
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You're no idiot, of course. You've been meaning to get on track to a happier, healthier life, and you've heard that walking burns the same amount of calories as jogging. But your path, while paved with good intentions, is also filled with roadblocks-like too little energy, or too many unwholesome distractions ...Lace up your sneakers! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Walking for Health will help you develop a walking program and be with you every step of the way. In this Complete Idiot's Guide®, you get: * Simple steps to figure out your waist-to-hip ratio and fitness level. * Easy ways to stay motivated and energetic. * Time-saving tips on incorporating walking workouts into your busy life. * Expert advice on how walking helps you age gracefully.

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Erika Peters has a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and has been an avid exerciser all of her life. Her belief in the benefits of health and fitness are so strong that she decided to make a career out of them in 1998. In addition to being a full-time personal trainer at Club One in Oakland, California, Erika has her own private fitness practice in which she takes her knowledge of health and exercise into the homes of residents around the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a certified Fitness Instructor through California State University at Hayward, and holds additional certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as well as the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She is currently pursuing her passion of triathlons in which she plans to compete beginning in the spring of 2001. One of her favorite quotes is: "Happiness is a state of activity," by Aristotle.

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