Becofsky Featured in New York Times article

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky

Katie Becofsky

July 25, 2018

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky was recently featured in a New York Times story about how walking the dog can be good for human health.

Becofsky designed a study that used a dog obedience class to see if they could boost the dog owners’ physical activity. “We know from other research that the best predictor of dog walking is feeling a strong bond with your dog,” she says.

She and her team found they could increase the amount of time the dogs were walked, but it didn’t translate into a major boost in exercise for the humans.

Read the full NY Times article here.

Watch a video about Becofsky’s study here.