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The health benefits of dog walking for people and pets : evidence and case studies

Author: Rebecca A Johnson; Alan M Beck; Sandra K McCune
Publisher: West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2011.
Series: New directions in the human-animal bond.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Obesity is a national epidemic in the United States. It is estimated that by 2018 the cost of treating weight-related illnesses will double to almost $350 billion a year, while a 2010 report by the US Surgeon General estimates that two-thirds of American adults and almost one in three children are now overweight or obese. This volume originated in a special 2009 symposium funded in part by a grant from the Eunice
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Health benefits of dog walking for people and pets.
West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011001723
(OCoLC)670480839
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca A Johnson; Alan M Beck; Sandra K McCune
ISBN: 9781612491905 1612491901 9781612491912 161249191X 1283245752 9781283245753
OCLC Number: 754326470
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 197 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; Foreword; Acknowledgments; List of Contributors; Chapter 1: Dog walking as a new area of inquiry: An overview; Chapter 2: Physical activity recommendations and dog walking; Chapter 3: International perspectives on the epidemiology of dog walking; Chapter 4: Dog walking as a catalyst for strengthening the social fabric of the community; Chapter 5: Dog walking as physical activity for older adults; Chapter 6: "Walk a hound, lose a pound": A community dog walking program for families. Chapter 7: Method development and preliminary examination of dog walking as a form of human and canine physical activityChapter 8: Dog obesity, dog walking, and dog health; Chapter 9: Owners and pets exercising together: The metabolic benefits of "walking the dog"; Chapter 10: Kids and K-9s for healthy choices: A pilot program for canine therapy and healthy behavior modification to increase healthy lifestyle choices in children; Chapter 11: Future directions in dog walking; Index.
Series Title: New directions in the human-animal bond.
Responsibility: [edited by] Rebecca A. Johnson, Alan M. Beck, and Sandra McCune.

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This volume originated in a special 2009 symposium on how human-animal interaction may help fight obesity across the lifespan. It provides systematic presentation of the scientific evidence for this  Read more...

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Hindustan Times, December 6, 2012Obesity is an increasing problem among all age groups, across the globe. Walking - one of the most basic forms of exercise - can play an important role in fighting Read more...

 
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