Taking care of man’s best friend is no easy task, but it actually has health benefits for the owners, according to a study conducted by Michigan State University. Through a survey of over 5,000 people, it found that dog owners who walked their furry friend were 34% healthier than those who didn’t own any pets. 27% percent of the dog walkers surveyed were found to have hit the federally recommended target of 150 minutes a week of leisure time physical activity and were more likely to participate in other physical activities as well. The survey emphasized the need to get dogs and their owners on the move since pets are subject to the same health risks as their owners who are obese. So grab the leash and let your outdoor-loving loving pooch lead the way.
For more information, please visit the Journal of Physical Activity & Health website.
xx, Valis Vicenty