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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Thanks to my 93-year-old grandma, who, to this day, continues to take her weekly walks around the block and who gives me inspiration as I look forward to my later years. I am also deeply indebted to my parents who taught me the value of ...
It gives you a little break to stand up so you can settle down. It also helps reduce muscle tension and stiff joints caused by being so still for prolonged periods of time. Getting the blood and oxygen flowing to the muscles and brain ...
The media is filled with thin, pre-pubescenttype icons whose body-fat percentages give definition to the mathematical notion “decimal.” The pressure to be thin is everywhere! Although I do not embrace the message behind the saying “thin ...
It gives you a sense of belonging to something larger than yourself, something magical and eternal. Pausing for Breath Ever hear the expression “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”? With so many things to do and so little time ...
You need to put things in perspective and to process all this incoming information so that you can organize it in a coherent and comprehensive fashion in your mind. It gives you a chance to think things through without the distraction ...
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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