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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When you feel better you want to eat better, which eventually lowers weight and cholesterol levels. Lower cholesterol means cleaner arteries. As our arteries clear, our blood pressure drops, putting less pressure on the heart.
Whatever your reasons may be, taking a walk serves as a good excuse to escape the trials and tribulations of your everyday routine and allow yourself the freedom to let go for a few moments. Wise Walkers Instead of eating lunch at your ...
Wise Walkers Instead of eating lunch at your desk tomorrow, try going for a 15- to 20-minute walk. This little “breather” will replenish the oxygen in your body, get your juices flowing, and ease your worrying mind for a few moments.
Because so many of us spend so much time sitting (and eating, watching TV, writing, reading, and working) our muscles may shrink and become tight. When we finally do move, they feel restricted and uncomfortable, which can cause a host ...
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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