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Grab the leash: Dog walkers more likely to reach exercise benchmarks

Grab the leash: Dog walkers more likely to reach exercise benchmarks

From the March 10 2011 Science Daily news item

ScienceDaily (Mar. 10, 2011) — Man’s best friend may provide more than just faithful companionship: A new study led by a Michigan State University researcher shows people who owned and walked their dogs were 34 percent more likely to meet federal benchmarks on physical activity


Journal Reference:

  1. Mathew J. Reeves, Ann P. Rafferty, Corinne E. Miller, Sarah K. Lyon-Callo. The Impact of Dog Walking on Leisure-Time Physical Activity: Results From a Population-Based Survey of Michigan AdultsJournal of Physical Activity and Health, 2011; 8 (3): 436-444 [link]

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March 14, 2011 - Posted by | Consumer Health | ,

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