Walking for Fitness: The Beginner's Handbook by Marnie CaronWalking for Fitness: The Beginner's Handbook by Marnie Caron

Walking for Fitness: The Beginner's Handbook

byMarnie Caron, Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia

Paperback | December 15, 2006

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Walking is the most popular physical activity in North America, and for good reason: it can be done by people of all ages and all levels of physical ability, the risk of injury is low, and it doesn't require a carload of expensive equipment. Best of all, brisk walking for just 30 minutes four times a week reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and other health problems. Walking for Fitness helps readers make the most of their walking. It offers two step-by-step programs developed by fitness professionals; advice on shoes, clothing, nutrition, and routes; tips on staying motivated and avoiding injury; stories from real-life walkers; and ways to include friends and family. Whether the goal is to return to activity, reduce the risk of illness and injury, or to minimize one's impact on the environment, this encouraging book helps readers put their best foot forward.

Marnie Caron writes extensively in the area of sport health and sport training as SportMedBC's communications coordinator. Marnie lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia (SportMedBC) is a professional not-for-profit society comprised of sport medical and paramedical practitioners in British...
Title:Walking for Fitness: The Beginner's HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:December 15, 2006Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1553652193

ISBN - 13:9781553652199

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Why Walk?2. Getting Started3. On the Go4. The Psychology of Exercise5. Fueling the Body6. Common Injuries7. Including the Family8. What's Next?Appendix A: Stretching ExercisesAppendix B: 5K and 10K Walking Programs