Friday, April 20, 2012

SPL Shelf Life [adult]


Walking: A Complete Guide for Women by Jeff and Barbara Galloway

Walking…..something we bipeds are designed to do, and to do well!
In a time when many women struggle to get enough exercise because of work environments where we sit all day and the time constraints of busy lives, walking for our health and well being is a relatively easy way to start.  No membership fee required – just the right pair of shoes will get you underway.
But, before we become more deliberate about putting one foot in front of the other, learning the most effective ways to turn walking into a meaningful and lasting form of exercise is a good idea.
This guide approaches walking for exercise with a women-centric focus, touching on a number of issues that concern women, such as exercising while pregnant, walking and osteoporosis, and walking through menopause, to name a few.
It “walks” the gambit from walking around the block to preparing for marathon walks.  It tackles all the excuses we invent not to exercise, and takes us through what we need to get started and how to continue, our walking form and staying injury free, stretching and strengthening, and, of course, outlines many of the resulting health benefits.
So, whether you decide to walk alone, with friends, or get your whole family involved, this book reminds us that the human body is designed to be strengthened by exercise, well able and ready to improve its fitness and endurance.

These reviews appeared in The Stratford Gazette on April 19, 2012. Written by Kate Schillings, SPL Volunteer Manager.

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