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Center for Disease Control says: Get a dog

D7K_2422Okay, they don’t exactly say, “Get a dog”, but the CDC has published studies about the benefits of owning and walking a dog.

Their study entitled, “Preventing Chronic Disease” states that, “Regular physical activity is important for preventing obesity and other chronic diseases (e.g., coronary heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer), disabling conditions (e.g., osteoporosis, arthritis) and risk factors for chronic disease (e.g., hypertension, high cholesterol)”

The study goes on to point out, “Walking a dog may contribute to a physically active lifestyle and should be promoted as a strategy… for Physical Activity.” We completely ¬†agree – owning and walking a dog is good for you!

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