Prevention's Complete Book of Walking: Everything You Need to Know to Walk Your Way to Better Health

Paperback | February 26, 2001

byMaggie SpilnerForeword byElaine Ward

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"There are few people who have done more for walking, or who know more about walking, than Maggie Spilner.... This is truly a walking encyclopedia for the new millennium."--From the foreword by Elaine Ward, founder and director of the North American Racewalking Foundation

From the walking editor of America''s number one healthy living magazine comes the definitive guide to America''s number one fitness activity: walking.

Join Prevention''s Maggie Spilner as she introduces you to the tools and techniques that can help you get more from your walking routine. You''ll go farther and faster, with greater comfort and less risk of injury.

Prevention''s Complete Book of Walking features:

*Three workout plans to help you walk off extra pounds (page 97) *Step-by-step instructions for finding perfect-fitting shoes (page 47) *Yoga poses that support an efficient, fluid stride (page 131) *A buyer''s guide for choosing the best treadmill (page 60) *A complete program to train for a 5-K event (page 151)

Prevention''s Complete Book of Walking also features the 6-week Dynamic Walking program developed by Suki Munsell, Ph.D. You''ll learn to move your body with grace, control, and power, so you''ll get even greater benefit from your walking routine.

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Exercise is an important part of any healthy lifestyle. But you don’t have to run marathons or spend hours in the gym to improve your health. Maggie Spilner examines the number-one fitness activity in Prevention’s Complete Book of Walking: Everything You Need to Know to Walk Your Way to Better Health. It contains three workouts to help with weight loss, a treadmill buyer’s guide and a...

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"There are few people who have done more for walking, or who know more about walking, than Maggie Spilner.... This is truly a walking encyclopedia for the new millennium."--From the foreword by Elaine Ward, founder and director of the North American Racewalking Foundation From the walking editor of America's number one healthy living magazine comes the definitive guide to America's number one fit...

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"There are few people who have done more for walking, or who know more about walking, than Maggie Spilner.... This is truly a walking encyclopedia for the new millennium."--From the foreword by Elaine Ward, founder and director of the North American Racewalking Foundation From the walking editor of America's number one healthy living magazine comes the definitive guide to America's number one fit...

Maggie Spilner has been walking editor for Prevention magazine since 1988 and executive editor of the Prevention Walking Club newsletter since 1986. She leads walking clinics and tours, including the popular Prevention Walker's Rallies, in locations around the country and the world. She lives with her family in Williams Township, Pennsylvania.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 9 × 5.96 × 0.7 inPublished:February 26, 2001Publisher:Rodale PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1579542360

ISBN - 13:9781579542368

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Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction A Walker's Attitude Part 1: On the Road to Better Health 1. Walking Is Powerful Medicine 2. The Secret of a Healthy Heart 3. The Best Defense against Diabetes 4. A Surprising Rx for Arthritis 5. Good News for Bad Backs 6. A Step Ahead of Stress 7. The Pioneering Pros of Walking Part 2: Are You Ready to Walk? 8. Shoes: The Facts about Fit 9. Getting All Geared Up 10. Finding the Best Place and the Best Time 11. Pairing Up for Exercise Success Part 3: Walk in Any Weather 12. Keep Your Cool in the Heat 13. Winterize Your Walking Program 14. Exercising with Allergies Part 4: Walk Off Your Weight 15. Pick Your Personal Shape-Up Plan 16. What's the Speed for Slimming Down? 17. Great Gadgets for Boosting Your Burn 18. A Walker's Guide to Eating for Weight Loss 19. They're Lean and Loving It Part 5: Strength Training for Walkers 20. A Routine for the Road 21. A Yoga Program for Walkers 22. Training for the Trails 23. Pamper Yourself with a Personal Trainer Part 6: Games Walkers Play 24. 8 Weeks to Your First 5-K 25. Marathons: Teaming Up for 26.2 26. Volkswalk: Everyone's a Winner 27. Portland to Coast Relay: An Event like No Other 28. Walking the Wanderwegs 29. Presidential Walking Award: Hoofing It for Honors Part 7: The Spirit in Walking 30. Slow Down to the Speed of Walking 31. Sky Walking: A New View of the World 32. Labyrinth Walking: A Path to Inner Peace 33. Welcome to Your Creative Zone 34. Reconnect with the Natural World 35. On Foot and on Faith: The Story of Peace Pilgrim Part 8: Getting Started with Dynamic Walking Introduction 36. A New Way of Walking 37. 6 Weeks to Dynamic Walking 38. The Dynamic Body Exercises 39. Your Dynamic Walking Routine Part 9: Everything Else You Need to Know 40. Common Questions about Walking Epilogue: What I Would Have Missed Prevention Walking Club Photo Credits Index