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Dogs may increase activity levels in older adults

Research we’re watching Dog is a woman’s best … workout buddy? Maybe, says a study published online June 9 by BMC Public Health, which found that having a dog appeared to increase physical activity in older adults. Researchers asked 43 pairs of dog owners and non-owners to wear an activity monitor for a week to track their physical movements. Subjects wore the device three times over the course of one year. They also…

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