The average adult walks 4,500 steps a day‚less than half of what is required for optimal health. Walk your way to good health with this comprehensive guide by the authors of the best-selling and highly acclaimed Beginning Runner's Handbook. For most of us, walking is the single most beneficial, low-impact, all-purpose physical activity. Walking for Fitness: The Beginner's Guide makes increasing the amount you walk both easy and painless. Whether your goal is to return to activity, reduce your risk of illness and injury, participate in a charity walk, prepare for a walking holiday, or minimize your impact on the environment, this encouraging, easily readable book will help you put your best foot forward.