Fitness Walking for Women Author:Anne Kashiwa and James Rippe, M.D. Front cover flap: — This is the book women have been waiting for! Their specific fitness goals, needs and concerns have been taken into consideration by the authors in these carefully planned programs based on an intensive two-year study of walking for fitness. — Walking for health is the easiest thing you can do to keep your heart strong, your we... more »ight down and your stress under control...and anyone can do it! Proper techniques are taught--from finding one's personal fitness level to lifetime maintenance. Weight loss, nutrition, muscle strength, and endurance are covered in depth, as are guidelines for older and pregnant women and walking for rehabilitation.
For the most ambitious, the chapters on racewalking and adventure walking will provide invaluable tips. All told, this book is a storehouse of responsible information on one of the safest, most effective--and most pleasurable--forms of exercsise available...and will set readers in motion for healthful success.« less