Walk for Better Health

Walking is an easy, and fun, way to improve your physical and mental health. The St. Louis area offers many attractions for the walker.  A walk through any of St. Louis' neighborhoods, parks or trails is more than exercise.  Bad weather is no excuse to curtail a walk.  Malls, shopping areas and schools offer special programs geared to walkers. These titles from our digital collections can get you off to the right start to walking to give you more energy and stamina, help control weight, and reduce the risk of many diseases.

Now, Prevention magazine takes fun, low-impact walking to the next level with a new 8-week program that will help you lose 3 times more weight—and keep it off. Designed by certified fitness trainer Michele Stanten, the program jump-starts weight loss with core and lowerbody strength exercises as well as special walking routines, including interval walks, which research shows burn calories twice as fast as regular walking.

The practical walking program that takes readers from flabby to fit in 12 weeks with a variety of walks and easy-to-incorporate lifestyle changes This simple plan teaches readers how to incrementally build their walking speed so that they lose weight faster. Developed by former Prevention fitness director and walking expert Michele Stanten, Walk Your Butt Off! will not only get complete beginners started with a walking program but will also help the more than 100 million Americans who already walk for exercise to break through plateaus and boost their results. Readers will also come to view walking as an athletic endeavor and see their workouts as an inviolable part of their day. And, at no more than 30 minutes each, these daily walks can fit into even the busiest schedule. Paired with simple nutrition secrets from renowned sports nutritionist Leslie Bonci, this easy step-by-step guide to permanent weight loss is suitable for everyone.

Work with a resistance band to get a cardiovascular walking workout designed to burn the maximum amount of calories in the shortest amount of time. Debbie Rocker leads this easy-to-do walking exercise program that is broken down into three 20-minute intensive intervals.

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