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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Stretching Chapter 8 - Why Weight? Chapter 9 - Yes! Pain, No Gain Chapter 10 - In the Beginning Chapter 11 - And Now for the Rest of Ya! Chapter 12 - Walking for Special Populations Part 3 - Walking for Weight Loss Chapter 13 - Weight ...
Keeping your back straight, move your hips toward the wall until you feel a stretch. Hold for 30 seconds. Relax. Repeat with the other leg. Note whether you can keep the heel of your straight leg on the ground.
... your thighs onto the ground, your hamstrings' flexibility is below average, and you need to stretch them often. ... you've got average flexibility, but you will still need to spend a good amount of time stretching your hamstrings.
If you notice that your straight leg is lifting off the floor, foot included, the flexibility of your hip flexors is below average and you must stretch them daily if possible. If you can keep the foot of the straight leg on the floor, ...
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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