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We read with great interest Wu et al’s article ‘Dog ownership supports the maintenance of physical activity during poor weather in older English adults: cross-sectional results from the EPIC Norfolk cohort’, highlighting the relationship between dog walkers and increased physical activity.1 Clearly, there are myriad positive implications of increased physical activity among older adults; however, as the authors rightly conclude, their findings ‘suggest that dog walking, where appropriate, can be a component of interventions to support physical activity in older adults’ …
Handling editor Martin Bobak
Contributors TDC wrote the first draft. BLS conceived the idea. Both authors equally contributed to the editing and revision of the manuscript.
Competing interests None declared.
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