The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walking For Health

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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 GuideŽ 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 GuideŽ, 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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Contents

Title Page
Beginning a Program
Gathering Your Gear
Progressing Safely
Now That Youve Got the Basics Lets Have Some Fun
Warming Up Cooling Down and Yes Stretching
Why Weight?
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
Your Feet
Footloose and FancyFree

And Now for the Rest of
Walking for Special Populations
Walking for Weight Loss
Weight Walkers
Food for Thought
Merry Metatarsals
Walking Wonders
Appendix B Walking Words
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