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New Study Finds Teens With Dogs Get More Exercise

Like us dog lovers needed another reason to have a canine or two in our life? A new study finds that teens that have a dog in their life, are more active. According to a new study released and published on the The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) website:

Teen walking dog
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Results from the study found that youngsters who lived with canines completed approximately 15 minutes more of moderate-to-vigorous exercise per week than those who did not have a dog in their home. The study will be published in the March issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

“Children and adolescents may not have the primary responsibility of walking the dog but may actively play with the family dog, thus contributing to their overall minutes engaging in physical activity,” the report says.

See the full story at ASPCA. Are you a dog lover? What kind of dog do you have? Share your comments below.

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