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  APRIL 06, 2012
PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH AND REPORTS
GW Shows Dog Walking Associated with Increased Health Benefits

A new study by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services finds that an innovative strategy for helping people achieve recommended levels of daily physical activity is dog walking. Regular physical activity is a key counter-measure against excessive weight gain and subsequent risk of several chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.

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