Walking as a sport is on the rise, and everything beginners must know to get fit for walking is in this motivating and practical new guide. Every fitness consideration is covered: what shoes to wear, basic equipment, arm movements, stretching, warming up, cooling down, and power walking. There's how-to help for planning a route and keeping injury-free, as well as advice on safety, nutrition, and hydration. For those who want to take their walking to the next level, there are programs and tips on entering competitions. Take your first steps--fast or slow--to well-being and fitness right now!