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Walking the dog is good for you! Print E-mail
Monday, 16 May 2016 15:57

Well, who'd have guessed it: walking the dog is good for you and could even help you live longer!  An American study found that dog walking is associated with lower body mass index (ie less obese for both owner and dog), fewer visits to the doctor and an increase in social benefits (presumably chatting to other dog owners).  One of the researchers said that perhaps doctors could recommend dog ownership for their older patients (but is this fair on the dog?) and that retirement homes could adopt dog-friendly policies.

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