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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So, walking helps mend your mind. Now, what other benefits can you get from a joyful jaunt, you ask? Improved health, for starters. Consider the fact ...
Just in case the mind, body, and soul benefits aren't convincing enough, let me add a couple more reasons why walking is an excellent means of exercise, one that you should be considering quite seriously by now. IT'S CHEAP!
A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight. A BMI of 30 or greater is considered obese. Of course, there are other factors to consider besides height.
Of course, there are other factors to consider besides height and weight that the BMI does not take into consideration, including muscle mass. Because muscle is denser than fat, it weighs more. Hence, a six-foot man with a lot of muscle ...
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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