|Year : 2015 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 32
Walking a cure for obesity
Yahia M Al-Khaldi
Department of Family Medicine, Health Affairs Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia
|Date of Web Publication||12-Jun-2015|
Yahia M Al-Khaldi
Department of Family Medicine, Health Affairs Aseer Region
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Al-Khaldi YM. Walking a cure for obesity. Saudi J Obesity 2015;3:32
Author : Dr. Saleh S Al-Ansari
Publisher : Alwan Press Company
Year of Publication : 2007
No. of pages : 96
ISBN : 9960-52-213-X
Edition : Second edition
| About the author|| |
The author of this book is a consultant of family and community Medicine who worked many years in Ministry of Health, KSA. He worked as general director of health school, ministry of education for more than ten years. He has excellent experience in field of health promotion and physical activity. He has many memberships in national and international agencies and societies.
| About the Book|| |
This book was written in very simple, clear Arabic language aiming to provide public with important information regarding "Walking" as a therapy for obesity. It consisted of two chapters that dealt with walking and its role in management of obesity.
The first chapter discussed the harm of physical inactivity and sedentary life on health including a list of health problems that results from this unhealthy behavior.
People at high risk of physical inactivity were listed also. Benefits of walking and its impact to consume energy and to help in weight loss were mentioned. The second chapter which occupies more than 2/3 of the book provides the readers with step by step walking program to reduce weight. It discussed the roles of walking in improving health and techniques of acquiring the "habit of walking" in 18 weeks duration. In each week, the author provided readers with practical and simple steps to acquire knowledge, positive attitude and skills to practice "Walking".
The program starts gradually from 5-15 minutes in the first three weeks, then 15-20 minutes/day in the next three weeks, 20-30 minutes/day in the next four weeks, to be increased to 25-35 minutes/day in 11-14 weeks, 30-40 minutes/day during the 15-16 th week of the program and lastly 40-50 minutes/day in the 17-18 th week.
In each week, the readers were given simple and practical tips regarding practicing "Walking". The book provides adequate spaces to answer relevant questions regarding walking; they include how many minutes spent to walk, place of walking, personal experience, feeling and opinions regarding "walking".
Generally, the book very useful, practical for Arabic people is who want to practice "Walking" as one mean of weight loss and control.