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This textbook is designed for college and University programs, health promotion programs, health/fitness clubs or anyone who wants to start an effective walking program. The text is divided into three parts: Part One is an introduction to walking, which discusses the why's; Part Two, fun and fitness through walking, discusses the how to's; and Part Three, maximizing your walking program, discussing injury prevention, nutrition and weight management. Individuals will discover if the knowledge gained and the motivation techniques are utilized, walking will be fun and fitness will come.
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Jerald D. Hawkins earned his Ed.D. from the University of Georgia. He is a professor emeritus of physical education and exercise studies at Lander University. Recipient of the 1990 South Carolina Association for Health, Physical, Education, Recreation, and Dance College/University Physical Educator of the Year Award, the 1998 Lander University Distinguished Professor award, the 1999 South Carolina Governor's Professor of the Year award, and the 2005 SCAHPERD Scholar award, he is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Hawkins is a sought-after speaker and consultant and the author of numerous professional articles, book chapters, and other books.Review:
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO WALKING. 1. Introduction. 2. Walking: Nature's Most Perfect Exercise. 3. Why Walking? PART II: FUN AND FITNESS THROUGH WALKING. 4. Exercise Principles and Fitness Walking. 5. Proper Walking Technique. 6. Preparing to Walk. 7. Making the "Do It!" Principle Work for You. 8. Prevention and Care of Injuries. PART III: MAXIMIZING YOUR WALKING PROGRAM. 9. Nutrition. 10. Weight Management. Appendix Worksheets. Index.
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