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Hugging Dog

Pets + Kids = More Activity and Healthier Skin

Science has given us more reasons to own a dog: they’re good for our health! A study at the University of London shows that children with dogs are more active than those without dogs—with play time and dog-walking among the top activities. The benefits of dog ownership extend to adults as well. The same study found that adults who own dogs walk 25% more steps than those without. These researchers weren’t sure whether owning a dog made kids and parents more active or if more active families tend to have dogs. But other studies found what all dog owners already know: that the dog drives the family to more activity.
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