owners, maybe you already know this, but your furry
friend might be making you more active.
in the U.K. found that dog owners spend about 300
minutes walking with their dogs per week, about 200
minutes more than those without dogs.
of households in a Liverpool community participated,
meaning each dog owner lived in a similar environment.
study, which was published in Scientific Reports in
April, also found that dog owners reported more time
exercising without their dogs, suggesting that dog
walking hadnít become the sole source of exercise.
researchers also compared some of their findings with
previously researched dog owner habits in the U.S. and
Australia. For example, 43% of U.S. dog owners reported
not walking their dogs due to the dog self-exercising or
hard to tell whether active people are more likely to
own dogs or if dogs really do increase exercise in their
owners, but dog owners were four times more likely to
meet the recommended amount of physical activity of at
least 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week.
you catch your pooch eyeing the leash, consider a stroll
around the block. Itís good for the both of you.