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  1. The Relationship Between Dog Ownership and Physical Activity, Happiness, and Life Satisfaction

    Contributor(s):: Liupakorn, Diana

  2. La actividad física con caballos como medio terapéutico para mejorar la capacidad funcional y la calidad de vida de las personas de la Tercera Edad y de las afectadas por el síndrome de Fibromialgia

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    | Contributor(s):: José Blázquez Miret

    El envejecimiento supone una disminución de la capacidad funcional de las personas y por consiguiente un deterioro en su calidad de vida. Del mismo modo ocurre a las personas afectadas por Fibromialgia, que por su sintomatología presentan una realidad análoga a las personas...

  3. Dog sports : a mixed methods exploration of motivation in agility participation

    | Contributor(s):: Rodney Hulstein

    Obesity and physical inactivity are on the rise among Canadians. Dog sports, agility in particular, may represent a form of physical activity that can help address the health issues that some of our population face. However, some individuals elect to participate in the sport less frequently...

  4. Exploring the relationship between motivation and dog-walking behaviour: what motivates older adults to walk with their dogs?

    | Contributor(s):: Ashley Hope

    Dog ownership in older adulthood has been connected with  increased likelihood of meeting the physical activity guidelines. There are older dog  owners, however, that do not walk their dogs. Investigation utilizing the Self-  Determination Theory was used to identify differences in...

  5. An Examination of Dog Ownership in the Promotion of Walking as a Form of Physical Activity and Its Effects on Physical and Psychological Health

    | Contributor(s):: Nikolina Margaret Duvall Antonacopoulos

    The low percentage of Canadian adults who are sufficiently active is of concern in light of the detrimental health consequences associated with insufficient physical activity. Two studies were conducted in order to explore dog walking as a means of obtaining physical activity and the possible...

  6. Relationships between pet ownership, physical activity, and human health in elderly persons

    | Contributor(s):: Thorpe, Roland James, Jr.

  7. Objectively measured free-living physical activity in pet dogs: Relationship to body condition score and owner-pet activity

    | Contributor(s):: Weber, David Isaiah Sale

    The prevalence of canine obesity continues to increase and is due, in part, to inadequate levels of physical activity (PA). Accelerometers have emerged as a useful tool to objectively quantify levels of physical activity in humans, as well as companion pets, but there is little data on the...

  8. Equine assisted therapy and exercise with eating disorders: A retrospective chart review and mixed method analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Lutter, Carolyn Boyd

  9. The physical and emotional benefits of companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Holli Marie Tietjen, Geoffrey Fosgate (adviser)

    Elderly people are at high risk for conditions associated with inactivity, and lack of motivation is an important factor contributing to this inactivity. It is believed that a dog can provide the necessary motivation to get a senior citizen up and moving because it needs attention as well as...

  10. Relationships between pet ownership, physical activity, and human health in elderly persons

    | Contributor(s):: Roland James Thorpe

    While previous studies have suggested that pet ownership is associated with improved health among older adults, the basis for the association is unclear. Increased physical activity has been suggested as a possible explanation, but only one study has evaluated this mechanism. ^ Data from...