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.
Chapter 2 One Step at a Time Chapter 3 Beginning a Program Chapter 4 Gathering Your Gear Part 2 Progressing Safely Chapter 5 Moving Forward Chapter 6 Now ...
... components to a complete fitness routine, and I include some sample exercises you can do whether you are just beginning or have been at it for a while.
... have a medical condition, or have been sedentary for prolonged periods of time, you consult your physician before beginning an exercise program.
But before beginning any fitness program, it is important to establish your starting point. Fitness testing is important because it gives you some objective ...
Always consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. If you find that you cannot keep your back from arching, stop.
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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