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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Whether you're just starting to walk for fitness or if you like the challenge of trekking steep inclines while wearing a weighted vest, walking can offer a lifetime ...
You'll go through a series of fitness evaluations that will determine your starting point. I'll also show you ways to find time and commit to a walking program, in addition to suggesting good gear to get you going. Chapter 1 Why Walk?
Cheap, available, and easy (mind out of the gutter please), walking offers you most everything you need for a happier and healthier life. We'll start with the benefits that walking on a regular basis will have on your mental health.
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? Well, for starters, exercise produces chemicals in your body known as endorphins.
Walking also serves as a healthy social outlet. Having little time for friends, significant others, and/or children is another negative side effect of our busy lives. We start to feel cut off and isolated from those important to us.
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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