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AARP: "When Comfort Counts: Choosing a Walking Shoe."
American Heart Association: "Fit in Walking: Morning, Noon or Night."
Arthritis Foundation: "Building a Walking Workout," "Buying Walking Shoes That Fit," "12 Benefits of Walking."
BMC Public Health: "The influence of dog ownership on objective measures of free-living physical activity and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults: a longitudinal case-controlled study."
CDC: "Water & Nutrition," "Keeping Your Cool."
Consumer Reports: "Athletic Shoe Buying Guide," "How to Get the Biggest Benefits of Walking."
Harvard Health Publishing: "Walking: Your steps to health."
Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Dehydration and Heat Stroke."
Journal of Physical Activity & Health: "Dog ownership and physical activity: a review of the evidence."
Mayo Clinic: "Fitting in fitness: Finding time for physical activity."
Michigan State University: "Dog Walkers More Likely To Reach Exercise Benchmarks."
Nutritional Needs in Hot Environments: Applications for Military Personnel in Field Operations: "3. Physiological Responses to Exercise in the Heat."
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Walking: A Step in the Right Direction."
State of Victoria Department of Health & Human Services: "Walking for good health."
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