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Walk your way to health and well-being! Regardless of your level of fitness, you can improve your cardiovascular health, weight control, stress management, and overall well-being through a simple walking program. In the American Heart Association's The Healthy Heart Walking Book, the leading crusader in the fight against heart disease tells you all you need to get started. Simple quizzes help you assess your fitness level and determine your short- and long-range goals, as well as your personal fitness barriers. Throughout the book, you'll find tips on:
- Choosing the right shoes
- Eating right
- Trying new posture and breathing techniques
- Stretching to warm up and cool down
- Increasing your walking speed and endurance
- Keeping yourself motivated
- Charting your progress, new ideas, and future goals in a special fill-in diary
Here are all the walking tools you need to increase your stamina, ability, and fitness. So whether your idea of a walk is a stroll around the block or ten laps at the track, The Healthy Heart Walking Book will start you on the road to a fit lifestyle.
Walk your way to health and well-being!
Regardless of your level of fitness, you can improve cardiovascular health, weight control, stress management, and overall well-being through a simple walking program. In Healthy Mind, Healthy Heart by the American Heart Association -- the country's preeminent institution for cardiovascular health -- you'll find advice for getting started and building your endurance, from assessing your fitness level to choosing proper shoes. A diary allows you to record achievements, new ideas, and future goals. Throughout, there are tips on speed, motivation, and nutrition. Produced with a spiral binding so it lies flat for easy reference, Healthy Heart, Healthy Body will start you on the road to a fit lifestyle.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Why Exercise?
Chapter 2: Why Choose Walking?
Chapter 3: Before You Start.
Chapter 4: F.I.T.T. for Life.
Chapter 5: On Your Mark!
Chapter 6: Get Set!
Chapter 7: Let's Go for a Walk!
Chapter 8: Staying Motivated.
Chapter 9: Advanced Walking.
Chapter 10: Balancing Your Fitness Program.
Chapter 11: Eating for Health and Fitness.
Chapter 12: Injuries Are a Pain
Chapter 13: Special Cases.
Chapter 14: How to Track Down Walking Opportunities.
Appendix I: The Walking Diary.
Appendix II: Scoring the One-Mile Fitness Test.
Appendix III: Personal Data Record.
Appendix IV: Walking Milestones.
Appendix V: American Heart Association Affiliates.