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Walking for fitness : the low-impact workout that tones and shapes

Author: Nina Barough
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Explains how readers can obtain maximum fitness results at their own pace and in their own time, demonstrating how to use walking to tone the body, strengthen bones and muscles, lose weight, and enhance overall fitness and quality of life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Barough
ISBN: 0789496933 9780789496935
OCLC Number: 53898494
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Author's forward --
The power of walking --
What is power walking? --
Why power walk? --
Getting started --
The right shoes for you --
What to wear --
Basic equipment --
Start walking --
How fit are you? --
Setting your stride --
Planning your route --
Posture and breathing --
Power legs and feet --
Power arms --
Putting it all together --
Common mistakes --
Stretch and strengthen --
Why stretch and strengthen? --
Upper body stretches --
Lower body stretches --
Full body stretches --
Before and after walking --
Warm up and cool down --
Stretch and strengthen plan --
Inner strength, outer power --
The power of breath --
Think positive --
Meeting the challenge --
Meditate on you feet --
Water --
Healthy eating --
Vitamins and minerals --
Foods for fitness --
Walking for you --
Fit walking into your day --
One, two, three or more --
Walking to lose weight --
Walking and pregnancy --
Walking with children --
Walking for charities --
Competitive walking --
Out and about --
Road walking --
Trail walking --
Walking in different climates --
Safety --
Caring for your body --
Be body aware --
Pedicure --
Massage your feet --
Staying injury-free --
Training programs --
Cross-training --
Beginner --
Intermediate --
Advanced --
Short distance --
Half-marathon --
Marathon --
Weight loss --
Useful resource --
Index --
Walking log --
Acknowledgment.
Responsibility: Nina Barough.

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Explains how readers can obtain maximum fitness results at their own pace and in their own time, demonstrating how to use walking to tone the body, strengthen bones and muscles, lose weight, and enhance overall fitness and quality of life.

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