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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But it doesn't stop there: You'll learn how to measure your progress, how to make walking a habit, and how to turn up the heat after you've mastered the ...
One Step at a Time In This Chapter ▷ Find out how to measure your fitness level ▷ What exactly does your heart rate tell you? ▷ Learn how to determine ...
There are several ways to measure your body fat. ... or BMI, evaluates the healthfulness of your weight by measuring your heighttoweight ratio.
If you do decide to measure your BMI, however, take into consideration the size of your ankles and wrists as well as your overall muscle density.
Girth Measurements and Pants Size Probably the most reasonable ways to determine whether ... accurate as long as you measure from the same place every time.
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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