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Overweight? Experts Recommend Dog Ownership as a Solution to Obesity

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Millions of Americans go on diets every year in a bid to lose weight, but what most people do not know is that there is a much simpler solution to our obesity epidemic. A recent study found that people who own dogs and take them for walks on a regular basis are much less likely to be overweight or obese. Man’s best friend might be the solution to our nation’s weight loss dilemma.

Owning a dog or cat can also lower the risk of a child developing pet-related allergies, and can also function as an antidote to depression. More than half of all pet owners do report that owning a pet comes with attendant health benefits: higher levels of relaxation, happiness, and well-being are often reported. Taking care of pets can also help kids learn about important life skills.

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