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News & Reports Jan. 12, 2010

by ODPHP January 12, 2010

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This week, we examine some non-traditional motivators for increasing physical activity.  The following articles describe how physical activity may be used to fight the doldrums and spend quality time with one’s pet, respectively.


  • Phys Ed:  How little exercise can you get away with? (Source:  New York Times blog).  Despite the connotations of the title, this NYT blog post highlights the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and discusses the benefits of physical activity with regard to fighting “gloominess.”


  • Add some Woof! to your workout (Source: This article describes an entrepreneurial merging of canine obedience training and physical fitness for both owner and pup. 


What types of physical activity motivators have you uncovered, for yourself or your clients?  Spark a discussion in the comments section!



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