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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... Kevin Spear Book Designers Scott Cook and Amy Adams of DesignLab Indexer Brad Herriman Layout/Proofreading Angela Calvert John Etchison Mary Hunt Gloria Schurick Foreword Whenever I recommend fitness walking to people, they often.
Whenever I recommend fitness walking to people, they often respond with an expression of disbelief and curiosity. They ask, “Can walking really help me get fit?” The expression and question come from years of conditioning that has ...
Erika is passionate about her work, and I'm confident that her love for fitness and her concern for you will shine through on the pages that follow. Remember, Erika's not just a writer—she's a trainer. And this book is for you.
I show you how to determine your level of fitness now, as well as where you can take it in the future. This is the part of the book where you learn what it means to commit to health, both now and for many years to come.
You'll go through a series of fitness evaluations that will determine your starting point. I'll also show you ways to find time and commit to a walking program, in addition to suggesting good gear to get you going. Chapter 1 Why Walk?
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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