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I have three doctors. My right leg, my left leg and my dog. - VSB
* Walking briskly for 30 minutes daily can reduce your resting heart rate as much as 10% and cutting your heart attack risk by 50%.
Source: Natural Health
* Every lost pound subtracts four pounds of pressure from the knees. Source: Arthritis and Rheumatism, July 2005
* Heart disease is this country’s No.1 killer. But by exercising for as little as 30 minutes each day you can reduce your risk.
Source: The American Heart Association
* Dog owners walked an average of 300 minutes a week compared to 168 minutes for those without a dog.
* A study done in 2000 found that an experimenter walking a dog had three times as many social interactions than when she walked alone. That’s because animals can serve as social facilitators, according to Beck. This isn’t just a matter of small talk: What starts as a casual chat at the dog run can carry over into friendship or even a long-term relationship. – The Health Benefits Of Having A Dog, Jessica Gross
* People who did not own dogs had over three times the odds of being treated for diabetes than those who walked their dogs. – Cindy Lentino, Exercise Scientist, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, D.C.
* You are getting an upper body workout by holding the dog and a lower body workout by walking, and, best of all, you get social interaction. – Bashir Zikria MD, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore.
* We found that owning one or more dogs was associated with pregnant women taking part in brisk walking on a regular basis, helping them to achieve the recommended 150 minutes of activity a week. – Dr. Carri Westgarth, University’s Institute of Infection and Global Health
* Walking your dog for half an hour or even 10 minutes three times a day will help to significantly reduce pain and stiffness. – Dr. Patience White, Chief Public Health Officer of the Arthritis Foundation
* 93% of Boomers state that exercise is a primary way to manage healthy aging. Only 27% do it regularly, and only 21% do it infrequently. That means 53% don’t bother at all. – Source: Natural Marketing Institute “Boomers and Healthy Aging” study, 2005
People with severe arthritis move even less than sedentary people. Pets bring activity, and from activity springs health.
-Dr. Virginia Byers-Draus, M.D., Ph.D
* A new study has quantified the health benefits of dog walking, and they’re surprisingly substantial, including a lower risk of high blood pressure, a trimmer waistline and fewer chronic conditions.
Source: Bashir Zikria MD, assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore.
* “The big deal is that people who did not own dogs had over three times the odds of being treated for diabetes than those who walked their dogs,” says study author Cindy Lentino, an exercise scientist at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, D.C. – Dog Walking May Lead to Big Health Benefits
* Walking “strengthens muscles, which helps shift pressure from joints and reduces pain. And repeated walking compresses and releases the cartilage in your knees, helping circulate synovial fluid that brings oxygen and nourishes your joints. When joints don’t get this nourishment, they deteriorate faster. – Mary Anne Dunkin, author, Five Walking Strategies for Fitness Success
Note: “Moderate” walking example include: Walking 2 miles in 30 minutes (15 min/mile) and Walking 1.75 miles in 35 minutes (20 min/mile)
* A growing body of research indicates that physical activity is just as important for your brain as it is for your body.
- Madonna Behen
* When you can’t walk a quarter mile in five minutes, your chance of dying within three years goes up dramatically. – Dr. Oz
5 More Reasons To Walk
Source: Prevention.com, November 2008
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