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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... Walking for Health corroborates what I and a handful of other forward-thinking fitness experts have been saying for some time: You don't have to work out for hours and hours to get fit, and you don't have to obsess over your diet.
... that are increasing in number as we become busier and busier. Our bodies have become so used to feeling constant fatigue and tension that we hardly even notice it anymore. Without adequate exercise, sleep, and a healthy diet, ...
Even though it may appear that every Tom, Dick, and Harry (or Sue, Lynn, and Mary) is on a diet, the unfortunate fact is, we are getting larger and larger by the moment. Weight-related diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure ...
Our arteries become clogged from high cholesterol (poor diets), smoking, inactivity, and high blood pressure. The vessels carrying blood to and from the heart harden and narrow causing a condition known as atherosclerosis.
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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