The journal is an official publication of the International Society of Physical Activity and Health.
The scientists' objective in the study was to see if dogwalking has an impact on leisure-time physical activity (LTPA).
They compiled their data from the 2005 Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (MBRFS), which is a yearly health survey that is conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH).
Of the people asked to participate in the study, 5,902 people responded and took part in this survey.
Forty-one percent stated that they had a dog as a pet. Of these 41% people, 61% said they walked their dog for at least ten minutes at a time.
In addition, of these 61%, only 27% said they walked their dog for at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) per week
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