“There are few people who have done more for walking, or who know more about walking, than Maggie Spilner…. This is truly a walking encyclopedia for the new millennium.”–From the foreword by Elaine Ward, founder and director of the North American Racewalking Foundation
From the walking editor of America’s number one healthy living magazine comes the definitive guide to America’s number one fitness activity: walking.
Join Prevention‘s Maggie Spilner as she introduces you to the tools and techniques that can help you get more from your walking routine. You’ll go farther and faster, with greater comfort and less risk of injury.
Prevention’s Complete Book of Walking features:
*Three workout plans to help you walk off extra pounds (page 97) *Step-by-step instructions for finding perfect-fitting shoes (page 47) *Yoga poses that support an efficient, fluid stride (page 131) *A buyer’s guide for choosing the best treadmill (page 60) *A complete program to train for a 5-K event (page 151)
Prevention’s Complete Book of Walking also features the 6-week Dynamic Walking program developed by Suki Munsell, Ph.D. You’ll learn to move your body with grace, control, and power, so you’ll get even greater benefit from your walking routine.
Walking is a super sport for health, weight loss, stress reduction, and management of a number of medical conditions. Prevention’s Complete Book of Walking gives you every piece of information you need for stepping out, including choosing shoes, clothing, treadmills, gadgets, location, technique, speed, and walking vacations, plus advice about diet, strength training, and yoga. Learn how to train for a race, whether a 5K (3.1 miles) walk/run is your speed, a marathon (26.2 miles), or volkswalk (6.2 miles). You’ll learn a new way of walking from the six-week “dynamic walking” program included here. Dynamic walking is a series of techniques and exercises for improving posture, gait, and biomechanics while walking, developed by movement therapist Suki Munsell, Ph.D.
Author Maggie Spilner, an editor at Prevention magazine, progressed from agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), which prevented her from walking farther than around the block, to becoming an avid walker who has walked extensively in five countries. “I consider walking to be both my therapy and my proving ground,” she says now. Spilner’s style is warm and chatty, as if you’re joining her for a walk and friendly conversation. She relates personal stories; describes walks she has taken; offers sound, expert-based advice; and illustrates points with anecdotes. Most of all, she wants you to enjoy walking. “I like to think of walking as an art form and of every walk as a painting-in-progress,” she writes. “Enjoy the landscape!” –Joan Price