Is your dog in love with you?

  If you have a dog I’m sure that you’ve looked into each other’s eyes and can feel the emotional attachment that goes with that gaze. Researchers have found that the same hormone that bonds mothers to their babies explains how dogs became our close companions over thousands of years of domestication. Dr. Takefumi Kikusui of Azabu University in Japan studies oxytocin, a hormone that…

Walk with a Dog

Walk with a Dog

If you wear your WWAD T shirt with any regularity, you may have been asked, “So where’s your dog?  “Oops, sorry, I thought your shirt says walk with a DOG !”  Actually, dogs are great for getting otherwise sedentary people out and active.  Only the most hard hearted can resist those pleading looks to get the leash and go for a walk. University of Missouri…

Mother’s Day Walking: Benefits of Exercise for Mothers

Mother’s Day Walking: Benefits of Exercise for Mothers

Walk with a Doc’s mission is to encourage everyone to participate in physician activity to improve health and well being of the county. Some of the main benefits (100 Reasons to Walk) of walking as a form of exercise include: lowered blood pressure, lowered cholesterol, and lowered risk for heart attack. Regular exercise is a great way to maintain a healthy way of living. To…