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  1. Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, Inc.

    Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida is dedicated to providing therapeutic riding and equine-activities to children and adults with special needs so that they may improve physically, mentally and emotionally. We envision a place where abilities are strengthened, where activities lead to...

  2. Sports and recreational activities of the disabled from eastern regions of Poland

    Contributor(s):: Bergier, B., Kubinska, Z., Bergier, J.

    The primary objective of the study was recognition of the forms of sports and recreational activities of the disabled living in the regions of Rzeszow, Lublin and Bialystok, and determination of the benefits drawn by them from participation in these activities. A total number of 750 were...

  3. Emotional relationships: Types, challenges and physical/mental health impacts

    Contributor(s):: Mohiyeddini, Changiz

  4. Walking the dog: The effect of pet ownership on human health and health behaviors

    Contributor(s):: Utz, Rebecca L.

  5. SENSE

    Inspired by nature’s calming beauty and the positive influence of human-animal interaction, SENSE uses Animal Assisted Therapy and Education programmes to develop critical life skills in children and adults in need of assistance.

  6. Get Fit with Fido

    Contributor(s):: Hunt, Alice

  7. Potential benefits of canine companionship for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    Contributor(s):: Stern, S. L., Donahue, D. A., Allison, S., Hatch, J. P., Lancaster, C. L., Benson, T. A., Johnson, A. L., Jeffreys, M. D., Pride, D., Moreno, C., Peterson, A. L.

  8. Designed to Deter: Community Barriers to Physical Activity for People with Visual or Motor Impairments

    Contributor(s):: Kirchner, Corinne E., Gerber, Elaine G., Smith, Brooke C.

  9. The effect of pet ownership on physical well-being in older adults

    Contributor(s):: Pohnert, Tami S.

  10. Dogs and people: Using role strain and role enhancement theories to predict dog owners' well-being

    Contributor(s):: Cline, Krista Marie Clark

  11. Companion dogs as weight loss partners

    Contributor(s):: Kushner, R. F.

    This paper reviews the beneficial impact of companion dogs on social support and physical activity, and their role in obesity management.

  12. Studies suggest dog walking a good strategy for fostering fitness

    Contributor(s):: Voelker, R.

  13. Fitness bound. Saddle up, but don't let the horse do all the work

    Contributor(s):: Hontz, J.

  14. Staying fit with limb loss: amputees share their routines

    Contributor(s):: McNutt, S.

  15. Retirement, life satisfaction, and leisure services: the pet connection

    Contributor(s):: Norris, P. A., Shinew, K. J., Chick, G., Beck, A. M.

  16. Walking for therapy with man's best friend

    Contributor(s):: Cangelosi, P. R., Sorrell, J. M.

  17. Effects of physical activity and group size on animal welfare in laboratory rats

    Contributor(s):: Spangenberg, E., Dahlborn, K., Essen-Gustavsson, B., Cvek, K.

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether moderate physical activity and group size influence physical fitness, the level of social interactions in the home cage and rats' performance in the Elevated Plus Maze and a handling test. Forty-eight male Sprague Dawley rats were kept in groups of...

  18. Raising welfare standards for endurance riding. (UFAW Animal Welfare Series)

    Contributor(s):: Loving, N. S.

    This chapter covers the welfare issues associated with the use of horses in endurance riding. Endurance riding is described as well as the inherent risks of the sport. Regulations and standards that are followed in endurance riding are presented. Measures to avoid metabolic consequences in...