Top U.S. walking authorities teamed up to create this definitive look at walking as a health activity. Common health conditions benefitted by walking include allergies, arthritis, back pain, heart disease, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, and headaches. Includes a one-year, step-by-step fitness walking program. 10 illustrations.
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Bricklin and Spilner, editors at Prevention magazine, have delivered a gem. They thoroughly cover the basics (foot care, shoes, socks, nutrition, exercises, techniques). Citing numerous research studies and pertinent statements from physicians, rheumatologists, podiatrists, and psychotherapists, the authors also emphasize the health benefits of walking (increased protection from cancer, stress reduction, weight control, lengthened life span). Especially enjoyable are the vignettes they include from walkers who began this sport at different ages, locales, and in varying degrees of health. Besides discussing the new concept of terrain therapy, Bricklin and Spilner provide, as an added bonus to this information-packed volume, a one-year walking program that's so detailed and encouraging it's like having a personal walking coach. An appendix of manufacturers and a listing of walking organizations would have been helpful. Use Colin Fletcher's The Complete Walker III ( LJ 5/15/84) as a good supplement. This one-volume encyclopedia is comprehensive, reasonably priced, and is recommended for public libraries; in fact, buy two--patrons will want a circulating copy.
- Catherine Greene, Bethesda Me morial Hosp . Lib., Boynton Beach, Fla.
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