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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Losing weight usually is the fuel that ignites the fire and desire to exercise. And who can blame you? The media is filled with thin, pre-pubescenttype icons whose body-fat percentages give definition to the mathematical notion “decimal ...
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 foot on the ground during your workout), pressure on the joints is minimal.
... you risk losing some of your most innate capabilities, such as depth perception and coordination. This, in turn, increases your chances of getting hurt and injured while performing even the most common of activities.
Interesting Excerpts Although losing weight and getting in shape are excellent ways to improve your health, many people take it to the extreme and become obsessed with it. Being abnormally thin fits our society's current standards of ...
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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