Weight-Loss Tips and Tricks: Walk your DOgs
Walk your dog more often. If you don’t have a dog, this is a good reason to consider getting one.
A study in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health shows that dog owners are 34% more likely than non-owners to get the exercise they need.
Using data from the 2005 Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, researchers tracked the exercise habits of 5,900 people, 2,170 of whom owned dogs, and found that among the dog owners who took their pets for regular walks (defined as at least 10 minutes long), 60% met minimum federal requirements for moderate or vigorous exercise. Nearly half of dog walkers exercised 30 minutes a day for at least five days a week. Among people without dogs, only a third exercised that regularly. – source: [www.healthland.time.com]