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Walking for Fun and Fitness,9780534589325

Walking for Fun and Fitness

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780534589325

ISBN10:
0534589324
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/27/2000
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole
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Summary

This textbook is designed for college and University programs, health promotion programs, health/fitness clubs or anyone who wants to start an effective walking program. The text is divided into three parts: Part One is an introduction to walking, which discusses the why's; Part Two, fun and fitness through walking, discusses the how to's; and Part Three, maximizing your walking program, discussing injury prevention, nutrition and weight management. Individuals will discover if the knowledge gained and the motivation techniques are utilized, walking will be fun and fitness will come.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Dedication viii
Acknowledgments viii
About the Authors viii
PART ONE---INTRODUCTION TO WALKING
Introduction
1(8)
Walking: Nature's Most Perfect Exercise?
9(4)
Why Walking?
13(6)
PART TWO---FUN AND FITNESS THROUGH WALKING
Exercise Principles and Fitness Walking
19(8)
Proper Walking Technique
27(8)
Preparing to Walk
35(12)
Making the ``Do It!'' Principle Work for You
47(14)
Prevention and Care of Injuries
61(8)
PART THREE---MAXIMIZING YOUR WALKING PROGRAM
Nutrition
69(12)
Weight Management
81(14)
Resources for the Fitness Walker
95(4)
Appendices: Worksheets 99(20)
A---Calculating Target Heart Rate Range
101(2)
B---Personal Walking Accountability Plan
103(2)
C---Estimating Your Daily Energy Expenditure
105(2)
D---Walking Logs
107(12)
Index 119


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