Group advises on benefits of exercising pet dogs

06/10/2011 | HealthDay News

Pet owners who walking their dogs are also helping themselves manage their weight and blood pressure more effectively, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery. An NIH study involving 2,000 adults found that pet owners who routinely exercised their dogs were less likely to be obese than those who did not walk their dogs. The group also said petting dogs can help lower people's blood pressure and heart rate.

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