A recent study shows almost half of dog owners do not walk their dogs regularly despite the known health benefits of doing so. Doctor Michael Roizen with the Cleveland Clinic didn't take part in the study, but says not walking your dog can mean missing out on the health benefits of owning one. He says previous research has shown dog-walkers are more likely than other folks to get regular exercise into their week. Roizen says walking your dog can lower your blood pressure and make you about one year younger.
The rule of thumb is to take your pooch out for 30 minutes twice a day. Not only is great exercise, but you bond more deeply, your dog socializes with humans and animals and…bonus…you get the exercise you need too!
Get that leash and get going!
Source: Wexford People/MetroSource