Owning A Dog Has Health Benefits For Seniors

Another reason why dogs are indeed man’s best friends: researchers from the University of Missouri and Miami University discovered that seniors get health benefits from the bonds they form with their doggy companions.

The study, which was published in the journal The Gerontologist, revealed that dog walking is associated with better health for aging people. Aside from being a source of frequent and longer exercise, it is also associated with a lower body mass index, fewer visits to the doctor, and more opportunities for socialization.

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