Its Official: Dog Owners Walk More

Hey Dog lovers,

Did you know you are in the elite group of people who walk more than the average person. Yes this is mainly due to having a dog but I mean hey motivation is motivation.

In a recent study, devoted pet parent owners walked about 20 minutes more every day and take 2,760 additional steps compared to people who dont have dogs at home.

This research was published in BMC Public Health, focused on adults 65 and older who tend to be less active than younger people. It has 43 dog owners and 43 non-dog owners all whom wore activity trackers and were monitored continuously for 3 week periods over the course of a year. When comparing the two groups the researchers found that dog ownership was associated with a large potentially health improving effect.

The world health organization recommends that adults get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a week. This increased walking time alone just about satisfies that requirement. 87% of dog owners in the study met these guidelines and only 47% of non dog owners.

Thanks for reading dog lovers. Have a great week!

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