Walking a Dog is Good for Your Health, Says NDSU

A Food and Nutrition Specialist at North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service notes that dog owners on average accumulate 60 minutes more of physical activity than non-dog owners.

Walking your pet is a great opportunity to get your recommended 30 minutes of daily physical exercise that helps prevent heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, as well as reduce your risk for some cancers.

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