The Walking Deck: 50 Ways to Walk Yourself Healthy

The Walking Deck: 50 Ways to Walk Yourself Healthy

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by Ann Field, Shirley Archer, Chronicle Books
     
 

Walking as little as 30 minutes daily is one of the easiest, safest, and most enjoyable ways to keep in shape and reduce stress. The Walking Deck introduces simple ways to incorporate the benefits of walking into your routine, providing convenient ways to meet your health and fitness goals. Cards cover form, technique, how to monitor intensity, proper

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Overview

Walking as little as 30 minutes daily is one of the easiest, safest, and most enjoyable ways to keep in shape and reduce stress. The Walking Deck introduces simple ways to incorporate the benefits of walking into your routine, providing convenient ways to meet your health and fitness goals. Cards cover form, technique, how to monitor intensity, proper stretching and strolling, plus 20 specialty itineraries for hoofing it everywhere from the beach to the mall to city streets.

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From the Publisher
"Walking is a widely recommended way to get exercise; it doesn't require a gym, membership dues or fancy equipment. However, those who walk frequently for fitness can get into a rut, doing the same course over and over. To the rescue is "The Walking Deck". The cards encourage walkers to diversify their routine so they get more out of their workouts." -Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811845595
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
Card Deck
Pages:
54
Sales rank:
1,442,770
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 5.75(h) x 1.37(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Shirley S. Archer, M.A., is a health and wellness educator and fitness specialist at the Stanford University School of Medicine. An international speaker and a master trainer of certified fitness professionals worldwide, she is certified by the American Co

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The Walking Deck: 50 Ways to Walk Yourself Healthy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I discovered The Walking Deck at a time I decided to commit to walking a half marathon. The Walking Deck has been tremendously helpful in my training journey. The suggestions on the different cards have helped me stay focused and enjoy my walks more. I love the fact that I can pull out separate cards and easily read them while doing a stretch or exercise (as opposed to trying to crane your neck to see pictures in a book that won't quite stay open). I like the author's practical, straightforward style. Even though her tips were based on research, she wrote them in an easy-to-understand manner. Her suggestions for different types of walks like interval and distance walks and the specialty walks like meditation and breath-awareness walks were very interesting and applicable to my life. (I always appreciate any practical tips for stress release!) The variety of suggestions ensure that the deck will be suitable for any level of walker, no matter what type of climate you live in. I'd highly suggest this product for newbie or experienced walkers.