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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Beautiful, Bountiful Bones Osteoporosis, or decreased bone density, is commonly associated with an older population, but younger people are at risk as well. When bones have not had any stress put on them (i.e., weight-bearing activity) ...
With greater blood flow, more oxygen and nutrients are being delivered to your bone structures. ... With stronger bones come more tenacious connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons, tissues that help with the support and ...
It also helps protect your bones and internal organs. Lastly, it is a metabolic fuel for the production of energy. When you have not eaten enough, your body will turn to its fat stores for a little sustenance.
Standard weight tables are based on very average statistics and do not take into consideration bone and muscle density. If you are going to weigh yourself, I offer the following suggestions: ▷ Do it at the same time of day every.
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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