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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Beyond the fact that your buttocks are getting flatter (and fatter), sitting for long periods of time distorts your natural muscle balance, decreases your energy, and stiffens your joints. It's no wonder so many of us have chronic pain!
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 increases brain activity and clarity of mind, and it promotes an ...
... days a week at a moderate pace for 20 to 30 minutes, combined with two or three days of weight training, helps build strong, sturdy bones. It also helps build bone-supporting muscles, taking some of the pressure off your joints and.
muscles, taking some of the pressure off your joints and decreasing your risk of injury. Weighty Words Atherosclerosis literally means “hardening of the arteries.” It is a disease that causes thickening and stiffness of the wall of the ...
Not to mention the fact that it can be extremely painful and uncomfortable on your joints. Walking is one of the safest forms of exercise to help you lose and maintain your weight. Because it is primarily low impact (you always keep one ...
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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