Frankly Freddie – Dog Owners are Healthier Hoofers

I take my human out for a walk as often as I can.  She’s a bit delusional . . .  she thinks she’s walking me.  So I constantly have to find proof that she needs to quit patting herself on the back and pat me.

In a study published in the journal BMC Public Health, dog owners on average walked 22 minutes more per day compared to people who didn’t own a dog.

The study found that the dog owners walked briskly and got their heart rates up. At times, their pace was about 3 miles per hour, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers moderate intensity.

Prior studies have shown that moderate-intensity walking is just as effective as running in lowering the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and other conditions. And the more people walk, the more the health benefits increase, according to the American Heart Association.

(“The national physical activity guidelines call for 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise.”)

“If you look at studies on pet ownership, people who own pets seem to live longer than those who don’t own them,” . . .  

Get a life.  Get a dog . . . like me


Freddie Parker Westerfield, CHT

Certified Human Trainer

If you don’t believe me read this: Dog Owners Walk 22 minutes more per day 


10 comments on “Frankly Freddie – Dog Owners are Healthier Hoofers

      • Dear MeowieSite,
        Cookie? Did you say COOKIE? Please show physical evidence of cookie to me the next time we meet.

        Freddie Parker Westerfield, CC
        Cookie Connesieur (or however it’s spelled)


    • Dear Joyce Klenner, Exceptionally smart human-being
      Please keep commenting. I’m collecting comments for my application into the Dog-Walk-of Fame.

      Freddie Parker Westerfield, FSC
      Funny & Smart Canine


    • Dear Sharon Bonin-Pratt, Exceptionally smart human-being,
      Please keep commenting. As you see in my comment to Joyce Klenner-Exceptionally-smart-human-being I am collecting comments.

      Deception is OBVIOUSLY for her own good. As you know she’s rather stubborn and has delusions of power.

      Freddie Parker Westerfield, CLF
      Canine Loyal Friend

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  1. Dear Freddy, My friend Norm just had heart surgery so I make him go for walks to help him get better. We’re almost up to a full walk around the block. He says he couldn’t have done it without me (of course I knew that.. he, he.)
    Luv, Luna


    • Dear Luna, Canine-Dog,
      You are very kind and very PATIENT walking your friend Norm cuz it takes patience to not want to walk the entire block every time you take him out. He is a smart human to tell you he couldn’t have done it without you as most humans simply don’t give us enough gratitude – preferably in the form of treats. Tell Norm to give you more treats.

      Freddie Parker Westerfield, CHTT
      Certified Human Therapist and Trainer


  2. Freddie, you and I both know that dogs are always in charge. Without dogs, humans will have all kinds of disease and eventually die an early death. Humans owe their life to dogs.


    • Dear Linda T., human-being,
      You are the MOST intelligent human-being ever. Please let Peggy & judy know that humans owe their life to dogs so they dedicate this blog to me. Of course the name will also have to be changed from CATNIPblog to FREDDIEblog, which, has a nice ring to it.

      Freddie Parker Westerfield, CHTT
      Certified Human Therapist & Training


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