How Your Pet Can Affect Your Health

Exercise and Pets Go Hand in Hand

According to a 2012 study, people who walked their dogs had higher levels of physical activity and tended to weigh less than people who didn’t dog walk. These findings could lead one to assume that responsible dog owners may be in better health and have a lower obesity risk. Obesity is tied to many health conditions, including sleep disorders, asthma and possibly irritable bowel syndrome.

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March 25, 2014

Last Updated:
July 1, 2014