Experts found that dog owners were more likely to exercise, eat well and have an ideal blood glucose level compared to non-pet owners.
“In general, people who owned any pet were more likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal level,” says study co-author Andrea Maugeri.
“The greatest benefits from having a pet were for those who owned a dog, independent of their age, sex and education level.”
There’s also lots of evidence that links people who own pets to better mental and physical health.
Very compelling arguments for getting a puppy, we reckon.
But always remember a dog is for life and not just for Christmas – or because of a study.
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