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In addition to Dr. Study co-authors include at Henry Ford Hospital Sanjeev Kaul, MD, Akshay Bhandari, MD, James Peabody, and Mani Menon,Teen ‘s Best Friend: Young dog owners more physically activeyou could furry, fun loving and to your to your sedentary teens off the couch, finds a new study on dog ownership and youth physical activity. as not only as your best friend, but also a social tool for supporting active think about, said John Sirard, the study’s lead author and lecturer at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

To find ways to encourage teens ‘ physical activity is crucial, as the time spent exercising drops precipitously after the elementary school years, said Cheryl B. Anderson, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Sirard JR, dog ownership and youth physical activity Am J. Prev Med 40 .