Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Dogs Help People Get Moving

Demanding Doggies Provide Health Benefits

March 2006 - by Patty Pitts

Like most dog owners, University of Victoria exercise psychologist Dr. Ryan Rhodes can't resist those pleading doggy looks from his golden retriever, Sydney, when she wants to go walkies. Rhodes, who studies the motivation behind exercise and activity, wondered if other dog owners responded in a similar fashion and if there were benefits from being at the other end of a leash.

Physical education master's student Shane Brown had similar thoughts when walking his adopted mutt, Charlie. Teaming up with Rhodes for a directed study project, the pair did a random survey of 177 men and 174 women between the age of 20 and 80 in Greater Victoria to determine if dog owners are more motivated to get out and if they benefit from leash time with their pooch.

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Keywords - Walking, Dogs,

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