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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Or perhaps it's the pressure to succeed and to keep up with everyone else. Whatever the reason, this stress is bad and getting worse, and it is something we must start paying attention to. So how in the world can walking help?
Weight-related diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure are on the rise. One would think that, with all of the information and education on health and disease available, we'd all be fit as fiddles. But we're not.
Our arteries become clogged from high cholesterol (poor diets), smoking, inactivity, and high blood pressure. The vessels carrying blood to and from the heart harden and narrow causing a condition known as atherosclerosis.
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 ...
The pressure to be thin is everywhere! Although I do not embrace the message behind the saying “thin is in,” I do believe that staying within a certain weight range will help you maintain your optimum health. Being overweight can cause ...
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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