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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For those of you who feel a full pushup is not within the realm of possibility at the moment, keep your knees on the floor and raise your calves and feet.
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 ...
Feet and knees should be about hips' width apart, toes pointing forward. Slide down against the wall until your upper legs are parallel to the floor.
If you have a history of knee pain or have had any surgery in the recent past, you should skip this test. Also, do not hold your breath!
Chronic pain in the lower back, neck muscles, and knees are just a few conditions associated with poor flexibility. Above and beyond the reasons already ...
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One Step at a Time
Gathering Your Gear
Now That Youve Got the Basics Lets Have Some Fun
Warming Up Cooling Down and Yes Stretching
In the Beginning
And Now for the Rest of
Walking as a Lifestyle
This Is a Walking World
The Weathered Walker
Taking It to the Next Level
Footloose and FancyFree
The Walking Wounded
Walking for Special Populations
Walking for Weight Loss
Food for Thought
Fast Feet Not Fast Food
Appendix B Walking Words