Higher Education

Walking for Fun and Fitness, 4th Edition

  • Jerald D. Hawkins Lander University
  • Sandra M. Hawkins
  • ISBN-10: 0495558567  |  ISBN-13: 9780495558569
  • 122 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001, 1996
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.00
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Cengage Learning Activity Series From aerobics and yoga — to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more — Wadsworth offers a complete line of activities texts to meet your teaching needs. Written for individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds, the Wadsworth Physical Activity Series goes beyond the mere fundamentals, showing students how to improve, excel, and simply get more enjoyment from their favorite physical activities. WALKING FOR FUN AND FITNESS, 4th Edition, is divided into three parts: Part One is an introduction to walking; Part Two, Fun and Fitness Through Walking, discusses exercise principles and technique; and Part Three, Maximizing Your Walking Program, covers injury prevention, nutrition and weight management. Armed with the knowledge of this text, students learn effective motivation techniques to get them started (and keep them going!), and help them discover that walking can be fun and lead to greater fitness.

Features and Benefits

  • Detailed discussion of the health benefits of walking help to educate and motivate readers as they embark on a walking program.
  • Personal worksheets for calculating target heart rate and estimating daily energy expenditures, a walking accountability plan, and walking logs help students personalize their fitness walking program and keep them organized and on track.
  • Proven motivational and incentive techniques are included to help readers get started and keep going.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Walking: Nature's Most Perfect Exercise.
3. Why 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.
9. Nutrition.
10. Weight Management.
Appendix Worksheets.

What's New

  • The book covers the latest information on walking as an effective exercise program and motivation techniques.
  • Injury prevention and care, and proper walking attire are covered to help readers get their walking programs off on the right foot.
  • All-new photos provided by the authors help illustrate the topics and techniques in the text.
  • A new 4-color design helps engage students, especially visual learners.
  • Updated resources, including a new food pyramid and updated nutrition recommendations, keep the text current and relevant.
  • The previous Chapter 11 (Resources for the Fitness Walker) was eliminated, as resources are now included throughout the text.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jerald D. Hawkins

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.

Sandra M. Hawkins

Sandra M. Hawkins received her M.A.T. from Winthrop University. She retired from Lander University where she served as Coordinator of Field Placement for the College of Education and is a former elementary and university physical educator and fitness instructor. She served as the first president of the South Carolina Association for Physical Education and Sport and, in 1993, was recognized with that organization’s Elementary Physical Educator of the Year Award. She is the author of several articles on fitness walking and creative activities for children. Together, they provide wellness consultation services, speaking, writing, and conducting workshops on a variety of topics including fitness walking, nutrition, stress management, playground supervision and safety, and legal issues in physical education, exercise, and sport.