Owning A Dog Leads To More Walking And Exercise For Older Adults

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The study found that dog owners walked at a moderate intensity level, a rate that is effective in lowering the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and other conditions.

The study found that dog owners walked at a moderate intensity level, a rate that is effective in lowering the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and other conditions.

NPR: Owning A Dog Leads To More Walking And Exercise For Older Adults
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. (Aubrey, 6/12)