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Walking Extravaganza!

by: James J. McCormick , Christine Mermier, PhD and Len Kravitz, PhD

Research-based answers to seven questions covering physiology to program design will help your clients move past pedestrian pace to meaningful challenge and results.

We all know the basics on walking: It’s simple, inexpensive and brimming with health benefits. The scientific literature backs this up, concluding that the cumulative effects of walking can reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease, help in the treatment of hypertension, improve insulin/glucose metabolism for the prevention or management of type 2 diabetes and aid in the treatment of some musculoskeletal diseases (Hu et al. 1999; Lee et al. 2001; Morris & Hardman 1997).

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Walking

IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 10, Issue 10

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About the Authors

James J. McCormick IDEA Author/Presenter

Christine Mermier, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he recently won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Len w...