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

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

byMaggie SpilnerForeword byElaine Ward

Paperback | February 26, 2001

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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.

About The Author

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, Penns...

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

ContentsAcknowledgmentsForewordIntroductionA Walker's AttitudePart 1: On the Road to Better Health1. Walking Is Powerful Medicine2. The Secret of a Healthy Heart3. The Best Defense against Diabetes4. A Surprising Rx for Arthritis5. Good News for Bad Backs6. A Step Ahead of Stress7. The Pioneering Pros of WalkingPart 2: Are You Ready to Walk?8. Shoes: The Facts about Fit9. Getting All Geared Up10. Finding the Best Place and the Best Time11. Pairing Up for Exercise SuccessPart 3: Walk in Any Weather12. Keep Your Cool in the Heat13. Winterize Your Walking Program14. Exercising with AllergiesPart 4: Walk Off Your Weight15. Pick Your Personal Shape-Up Plan16. What's the Speed for Slimming Down?17. Great Gadgets for Boosting Your Burn18. A Walker's Guide to Eating for Weight Loss19. They're Lean and Loving ItPart 5: Strength Training for Walkers20. A Routine for the Road21. A Yoga Program for Walkers22. Training for the Trails23. Pamper Yourself with a Personal TrainerPart 6: Games Walkers Play24. 8 Weeks to Your First 5-K25. Marathons: Teaming Up for 26.226. Volkswalk: Everyone's a Winner27. Portland to Coast Relay: An Event like No Other28. Walking the Wanderwegs29. Presidential Walking Award: Hoofing It for HonorsPart 7: The Spirit in Walking30. Slow Down to the Speed of Walking31. Sky Walking: A New View of the World32. Labyrinth Walking: A Path to Inner Peace33. Welcome to Your Creative Zone34. Reconnect with the Natural World35. On Foot and on Faith: The Story of Peace PilgrimPart 8: Getting Started with Dynamic WalkingIntroduction36. A New Way of Walking37. 6 Weeks to Dynamic Walking38. The Dynamic Body Exercises39. Your Dynamic Walking RoutinePart 9: Everything Else You Need to Know40. Common Questions about WalkingEpilogue: What I Would Have MissedPrevention Walking ClubPhoto CreditsIndex

From Our Editors

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 six-week Dynamic Walking program. There is also a chapter on the spiritual aspects of walking.