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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Walking three to five 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 ...
Wise Walkers Instead of eating lunch at your desk tomorrow, try going for a 15- to 20-minute walk. This little “breather” will replenish the oxygen in your body, get your juices flowing, and ease your worrying mind for a few moments.
recommends exercising three to five days a week for 20 to 60 minutes at 60 to 85 percent of your heart-rate max. For All Walks of Life Walking is also ageless, sexless, and timeless. Male or female, young or old, you can walk for ...
Scaling It Down Let me take a minute to discuss scales here. As I mentioned above, scale weight can be very misrepresentative of someone's body-fat status. Too many people become a slave to their scales, allowing the daily number to ...
Hold this position for as long as you can or until you've reached a minute. Keep your knees at a 90-degree angle and make sure you can see your toes. The following numbers will give you an idea of where.
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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