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.
Finally, we look at ways to avoid excuses, as well as learn some tricks that will help keep you motivated when the going gets tough. In Part 5, “Your Feet,” I introduce various common injuries associated with walking.
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?
Wise Walkers Going for a walk with the kids after dinner or taking the pup for a stroll are other ways to spend some quality time with those important to you. Walkers Watch Out! Even though exercise is said to decrease.
Sensory perception, footeye coordination, and muscle control are just some of the many things going on between our brains and our limbs on a secondtosecond basis. However natural these functions may seem, they can diminish overtime with ...
Wise Walkers Instead of eating lunch at your desk tomorrow, try going for a 15 to 20minute walk. This little “breather” will replenish the oxygen in your body, get your juices flowing, and ease your worrying mind for a few moments.
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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