An Exercise Machine with Hair? How Dogs Can Increase Physical Activity

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SKU:
827008111695*
Author:
Jacqueline N. Epping
Published:
2011
Length:
59 minutes
Adequate motivation and support are critical factors for initiating and maintaining changes in behavior, including becoming more physically active. A growing body of evidence indicates that dogs can have a meaningful impact on the decisions by individuals to start and stick with efforts to be physically active. An Exercise Machine with Hair? How Dogs Can Increase Physical Activity presents an overview of the underlying rationale, evidence, and selected case studies to help explain how dogs can be used to help people engage in health-enhancing physical activity on a regular basis.

Among the topics covered:

• Why dogs?
• Fitness program examples
• Sample studies
• Recently released books
• Walk a hound, lose a pound