The Complete Guide to Walking: For Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness

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Globe Pequot, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 258 pages
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Mark Fenton's paperback has sold nearly 50,000 copies, and now contains up-to-date information on pedometers, fighting obesity, nordic walking, getting kids to walk, and building walkable communities, all in addition to his tried-and-true walking program. Fenton has designed an easy-to-maintain exercise program that will get people engaged in a lifetime of walking, illustrated with full-color photos throughout. Chapters are literally step-by-step and include: walking warm-up moves, emotional well-being, heart health, keeping it fun, logging your workouts, walking in intervals, walking attire, safety tips, walking on treadmills, walking vs. running, healthy eating, heart-rate monitors, building endurance and speed, race walking events, using hand weights, protecting your joints, and much more! Mark Fenton's guide is as motivating as it is realistic, and promises to become an even bigger seller as consumers become ever more aware of the benefits of walking.
  

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Review: The Complete Guide to Walking, New and Revised: For Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness

User Review  - Leslie - Goodreads

A great resource. Inspirational. Exercises included. Also includes tips for hiking. Best idea to come from book: sign up on walking tours - now that I'm big on walking I would be interested in such a ... Read full review

Contents

For the Health of It Building a Daily Habit
1
Why Walking Must Be the Answer
9
CHAPTERS Making It Seem Easy
29
Building a Body for Walking
41
Gearing Up to Get Walking
54
Walking for Weight Loss Cranking Up
63
Making Food Work for You
73
Longer Stronger and Faster
87
Technique for Building Speed
138
Workouts to Build Your Speed
153
Weights and CrossTraining
163
Walking in an Event
187
Your Quickest Route to Fitness
196
Walking for a Lifetime
205
Building Your Own Program
217
The Real Key to a Life of Health and WellBeing
225

On the Trail of Weight Loss
95
Getting Stronger
113
Shoes Matter
123
Getting Fit Building Speed and Strength
129

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About the author (2008)

Mark Fenton, the nation's foremost expert on walking, offers realistic solutions to help readers get off the couch and start living healthier lifestyles. He lives in Scituate, Massachusetts.

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