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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... stopped for a little shade from the sun under the vast branches of that 100-year-old redwood tree. It may not solve any of the issues at hand, but it might at least give you a little perspective.
So now it's your turn; here's how you do it: Lie on your stomach with your palms down, hands just in front of your shoulders. Keep your hips, shoulders, and neck in line as you raise your straight body off of the floor until the elbows ...
... is not within the realm of possibility at the moment, keep your knees on the floor and raise your calves and feet. Remember to keep your hips, shoulders, head, and neck in line. Lie on the floor face down. Place your hands under.
Place your hands under your shoulders and bend your legs at the knee, lifting your feet off the floor. With your hips, shoulders, and head in a straight line, bring your chest down so that it almost touches the floor then push back up.
Flex your feet with the tips of your toes on. Lie on the floor face down. Place your elbows directly under your shoulders and clasp your hands together. Place your feet about hips' width apart. Knowing Your Cardiovascular Starting Point.
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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