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Get up, get moving, and walk away the pounds If you're looking to lose weight and get fit, Walking the Weight Off For Dummies will show you just what to do to walk yourself to a whole new you. Whether you want to burn fat, boost your energy level, improve your mood, shed your belly, or just get toned, this easy to read, fun and friendly guide will have you putting your best foot forward over and over again! Inside you'll discover which workouts are the best to achieve your specific goals, how low-impact walking is perfect for fat-burning, how to pick the right pair of shoes for walking, and so much more. Walking is the number one form of exercise in America, and studies show that it is highly effective in achieving multiple health goals from losing weight and decreasing body fat to improving overall health and mental well being. Best of all, walking is very inexpensive and can be done anywhere. With this complete and easy-to-use guide, you'll find that creating and sticking to a walking program to lose weight and feel great has never been easier. * Learn how walking is the ideal exercise to achieve and maintain healthy body weight and improve overall health * Figure out the best techniques to avoid injury and achieve your specific fitness goals * Dive into nutrition tips for fueling up before and after walks to maintain health * Discover how you can fit walking into your life, regardless of your age, gender, and current weight If you've always wanted to incorporate walking into your routine to boost your health and effectively lose weight, Walking the Weight Off For Dummies will show you how.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Walking 5 Chapter 1: The Perfect Exercise: Walking 7 Chapter 2: The Health Benefits of Walking 27 Chapter 3: How Walking Sheds Pounds 47 Part II: Preparing and Fueling Your Body 61 Chapter 4: Hitting the Road 63 Chapter 5: Walking Workout Equipment and Preparation 79 Chapter 6: The Science of Walking 93 Chapter 7: Fueling Your Walking Workout 111 Chapter 8: Delicious and Healthy Recipes 127 Part III: Walking Workouts 145 Chapter 9: Creating the Best Walking Routine for You 147 Chapter 10: Walking Routines 157 Chapter 11: Taking Your Workout to the Next Level 191 Part IV: Walking Considerations for Any Condition 203 Chapter 12: Walking to Improve Diabetes 205 Chapter 13: Walking Away Heart Disease 217 Chapter 14: Walking Your Belly and Butt Off 227 Chapter 15: Walking During Pregnancy and Beyond 233 Chapter 16: Walking with Arthritis and Osteoporosis 253 Chapter 17: Overcoming Obstacles 267 Chapter 18: Maintaining Your Weight Loss 281 Part V: The Part of Tens 295 Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Maximize Your Walking Workout 297 Chapter 20: Ten Essential Tools for Any Walker 303 Index 309

About the Author

Erin Palinski-Wade is a nationally recognized nutrition and fitness expert, speaker and spokesperson. She has contributed her expertise to many national media outlets including the CBS Early Show, The Doctors, and NBC News. She is the author of Belly Fat Diet For Dummies, 2 Day Diabetes Diet, and owns a private nutrition counseling practice in NJ. Her website, www.erinpalinski.com, offers a free nutrition newsletter including tips and recipes.

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