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What Is Your Favorite Motivator?


Saturday, February 09, 2013

What's the best way to motivate yourself to be physically active after age 40?

a. Join a gym
b. Adopt a dog
c. Cut out a photo of first lady Michell Obama's biceps
d. Hire a personal trainer

Answer: b. In a recent Canadian study of people up to age 80, dog owners were found to walk about 300 minutes per week, almost twice as many as those without a canine. The dog owners were also significantly more likely to follow through on an "intention" to walk, because who could say no to that face?

I have 2 of those faces and find this to be true. emoticon emoticon
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MISSDAISY23 2/12/2013 11:15AM

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JESSBOND 2/10/2013 10:30AM

    Too bad I can't walk out my kitties! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 2/10/2013 12:55AM

  If you can afford the upkeep, vet bills, place to live etc. it is a good thing to have a dog and pets. But if you cannot properly provide for your pets need then do not get one. it is not fair to the pet. God Blessings to Everyone and Have a Safe Day, Take Care.

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ARTJAC 2/9/2013 11:41PM

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DIET_FRIEND 2/9/2013 9:21PM

    there is more to owning a dog than walking him though.

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SHERYLDS 2/9/2013 9:12PM

    that makes sense... a walking buddy.
the bigger the dog...the longer the walk.

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MS.ELENI 2/9/2013 8:54PM

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FLAME42 2/9/2013 8:48PM

    True that you really can't say no to those furry faces, also you can't NOT take them out for a break.

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1CRAZYDOG 2/9/2013 8:29PM

    Oh my, definitely! My Mr. spot the Wonder Dog definitely keeps me on the straight-and-narrow if I feel like a lazy lump! Nope . . . not allowed.

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