Dog Walking: It’s Healthy-Habit Forming

The Lead june 2016 - Lifetime Benefit Solutions

Dog walking is healthy habit formingDog Walking:

It's Healthy-Habit Forming

  • 70% of dog owners exercise for at least 2.5 hours a week, compared to only 40% of adults without dogs.
  • New dog owners dedicate an average of 48 more minutes a week to exercise over the course of a year.
  • 60% of owners walk their dogs every day.
  • Dog owners are 25% less likely to be obese.
  • Just having a dog in the house cuts the risk of childhood obesity by 50%.

(Source: University of Western Australia)

 

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