The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walking For Health
Penguin, 2000 M03 1 - 320 pages
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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Finally, I show you how to tell if you're overtaxing your system, in addition to explaining why it's important to schedule days off and take breaks when needed. As you move on to Part 3, “Walking for Weight Loss,” you'll learn about ...
Finally, we look at ways to avoid excuses, as well as learn some tricks that will help keep you motivated when the going gets tough. In Part 5, “Your Feet,” I introduce various common injuries associated with walking.
... despite the lack of good lighting, did a phenomenal job. And finally a huge hug to my boyfriend, Ariel, who always says the right thing at the right time and who continues to support me and encourage me to be the best that I can be.
Finally, it enables you to get in touch with nature. It gives you a sense of belonging to something larger than yourself, something magical and eternal. Pausing for Breath Ever hear the expression “all work and no play makes Jack a dull ...
Finally, walking is easy. Gone are the complicated instructions, expensive equipment, and assembly manuals. All you have to do is open your front door, and you're on your way! Adjusting walking to fit your needs is simple.
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Beginning a Program
Gathering Your Gear
Now That Youve Got the Basics Lets Have Some Fun
Warming Up Cooling Down and Yes Stretching
In the Beginning
Fast Feet Not Fast Food
Walking as a Lifestyle
This Is a Walking World
The Weathered Walker
Exercising Your Alternatives
Taking It to the Next Level
Footloose and FancyFree
And Now for the Rest of
Walking for Special Populations
Walking for Weight Loss
Food for Thought
Appendix B Walking Words