Dog Owners Walk 22 Minutes More Per Day. And Yes, It Counts As Exercise

Dog Owners Walk 22 Minutes More Per Day. And Yes, It Counts As Exercise

Older adults who own dogs walk more than those who don’t own dogs, and that they’re moving at a good clip, a study finds. Dog owners often say the best thing about dogs is their unconditional love. But new research suggests there’s another benefit, too. Dog owners walk more. In a study published Monday in the journal BMC Public Health , dog owners on average walked 22 minutes more per day compared to people who didn’t own a dog. And they weren’t just dawdling. “Not only did we see an increase in exercise, but also the exercise was at […]

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