Walking for Fitness & Health

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Sterling Publishing Company, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 112 pages
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Walking strengthens your heart, takes off pounds, and reduces stress. Stay on track with these proven methods for developing a routine that you can easily stick to--no matter the weather or how busy your schedule. Instructional photos illustrate proper stretching and strengthening techniques, and explain common errors that lead to injury or discouragement. Checklists help you choose the proper footwear and clothing, and improve your workout. A complete introduction to striding into a healthier life! 112 pages (all in color), 6 1/4 x 8 1/2.

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Contents

Contents
Walking Surrounded by Nature 14
A Sport for Everyone? 20
Breathing and Walking Tempo 34
Know Your Limits 41
Evaluating the Walking Test 48
Power Walking for the Ambitious 80
The Walking Programs 57
Quick Relief for Back Pain 68
Basic Walking Programs 76
Special Walking Programs 82
Walking During Convalescence 91
Indoor Walking on the Treadmill 99
Is a Home Treadmill for Your 105
Index 111
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