Posts Tagged ‘Dogs’

Puppie Power, Part 2

January 22, 2010

Pitbull sporting sneakers (btw, those puppies light up!)

Last month I posted a story about how people who exercise with their dog(s) see better and more lasting results.  If it’s something you’re thinking of doing or are already doing, read this.  Not only will you laugh at the ancedote about the dog trying to herd his running companion, it”ll make sure you and your four legged companion stay injury free.

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Puppie Power

December 15, 2009

New research from the University of Missouri has found people who walk with dogs are better off than those who exercise with human companions.

As if you needed another reason to love man’s best friend!

During the 12 week study, people who walked with a four legged friend improved their walking speed by 28 percent!  (That’s like going from 3 miles per hour to 3.8 mph.)  And while the human walkers made up excuses not to go walking, the dog walkers kept to their walking regime, not wanting to disappoint the pups.

Researchers are also thinking the improvements aren’t just physical, but mental and emotional as well. 

SOURCE: The Best Walking Partner: Man vs. Dog