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See also: Hiking and Trails.

Training Books & DVDs

These books will help you improve your form.

Dreyer, Danny and Katherine Dreyer
ChiWalking: The Five Mindful Steps for Lifelong Health and Energy
RA781.65.D72 2006
Similar to Pilates, yoga, and T'ai Chi, ChiWalking emphasizes body alignment and mindfulness while strengthening the core muscles of the body.
Fenton, Mark
The Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness
RA781.65.F464 2008x
"A 52-week plan for increased energy and a longer, healthier life"
Fenton, Mark
Pedometer Walking: Stepping your Way to Health, Weight Loss and Fitness
RA781.65.F463 2006
A six-week program for getting started with pedometer walking.
Iknoian, Therese
Fitness Walking
RA781.65.I39 2005
In this update of the 1995 edition, Iknoian, an exercise physiologist and medaled race walker, presents 60 walking-based workouts.
Leslie Sansone Walk the Walk
Leslie Sansone offers many walking videos for all ages. These are, of course, done at home in front of your TV.
Roizen, Michael F. and Mehmet C. Oz
You on a Walk
(CD) RA781.65.R653 2007x
In this fitness companion to "You: On a Diet," the doctors deliver two complete, 30-minute walks, each at its own fitness level, set to music, and paced accordingly. Also available as a downloadable audio book.
Vonhof, John
Fixing Your Feet: Prevention and Treatments for Athletes
RD563.V63 2011
When you walk, the most important thing is your feet. This book is now in its 5th edition.
Walk for Seniors with Leslie Sansone: Walkaerobics
(DVD) RA781.65.W34385 2005x
Geared toward older adults, this program presents a walking-in-place fitness routine with the physical benefits of a brisk two-mile walk, raising the heart rate to a moderate level.

Guide Books

After you get fit, here's how you can really enjoy walking.

1001 Walks in Britain
q GV199.44.G7 A16 2003x
This ultimate collection of Britain's best walks is printed in full color, chock-full of inspirational pictures, helpful charts, and useful information including parking notes, clear route directions, and easy-to-follow maps. However it is a hefty volume that is best devoured before you go!
Adkins, Leonard M.
Walking the Blue Ridge: a Guide to the Trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway
GV199.42.B65 A34 2003
"Veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins describes every one of the more than 100 official Blue Ridge Parkway walking trails along with every other trail (more than 70) that comes in contact with the Parkway."
Merrill, Yvonne
Great Little Walks: a Guide to Walks on the Great Allegheny Passage & Connecting Trails in the Pittsburgh Area
PENNA GV199.42.P42 P58 2003x
A project of the Allegheny Trail Alliance that includes walks in Downtown Pittsburgh, South Side, Sutersville, Homestead, Buena Vista, Cecil Township and more.
Souter, Gillian and John Souter
Walking in France
DC16.S67 2006
"Exploring France's Great Towns and Finest Landscapes on Foot"

Walking Accounts

Best, Elizabeth and Colin Bowles
The Year We Seized the Day: A True Story of Friendship and Renewal on the Camino
Best and Bowles relate their 36-day trek on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a medieval pilgrimage route across Northern Spain.
Jenkins, Peter
A Walk Across America
E169.02 .J37 1979bx
In this classic account, Jenkins describes how his disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America , and shares the lessons he learned about his country and himself that resonate to this day.
Solnit, Rebecca
Wanderlust: a History of Walking
GV199.5.S65 2000
Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking.
The Walker Within: Forty-Five Lives Changed by Walking
GV199.5.W35 2000x
Short stories about walking collected by the Editors of Walking Magazine.
Welch, Julie
Out on Your Feet: The Hallucinatory World of Hundred-Mile Walking
GV1071.W45 2009x
Julie Welch edited the magazine of the Long Distance Walkers Association (a remarkably large group of people who meet up most weekends to accomplish arduously long walking challenges 30, 40, 50 miles long). And she became more and more intrigued, even obsessed, with the highlight of the long-distance-walking calendar: the annual Hundred: walking a hundred miles, non-stop, within 48 hours. Eventually she decided she had to have a go herself.
Wren, Christopher S.
Walking to Vermont: From Times Square into the Green Mountains -- A Homeward Adventure
F10.W74 2004
New York Times reporter Wren marks his retirement with a 400 mile trek from his apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan to his cabin in Fairlee, Vermont.

Browse the Catalog

Additional books can be found by browsing the library catalog under the subject heading Walking, followed by the country or state and city that your are interested in. For instance:
Walking -- California -- San Francisco.


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