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Fitness Unleashed!: A Dog and Owner's Guide to Losing Weight and Gaining Health Together

by Marty Becker Robert Kushner

Got a canine couch potato? In just a few weeks, man's best friend can become man's best exercise buddy. Here's how! Like their owners, more than half of American dogs are overweight. Research shows that trim pets live up to two years longer than overweight ones--making for a more healthy, vibrant life for your dog. In a groundbreaking study, top obesity expert Dr. Robert Kushner found that exercising with your dog not only benefits your furry friend, it also gives you more confidence and motivation to exercise, leading to more weight-loss success. Dr. Kushner and prominent veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker have teamed up to present a simple, comprehensive walking program--beginning with just three 15-minute walks per week--that is as good for you as it is for your dog! From starting out on the right foot (or paw) to gradually increasing the duration of your walks,Fitness Unleashed!is an indispensible guide to fitness and fun for you and your dog.

Practical Manual of Clinical Obesity

by Robert Kushner Sudhesh Kumar Victor Lawrence

This accessible guide to obesity and its clinical management provides clear, didactic, clinically focused guidance for all healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and management of patients with obesity, thus acting as a repository of essential practical knowledge. It is an ideal practical guide for registrars and residents in endocrinology and metabolic disease, as well as all other health professionals who regularly manage obese patients, such as specialist obesity and diabetes nurses, dietitians, and general practitioners with an interest in obesity management.

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