Get a Dog if You Want a Healthy Heart

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Get a Dog if You Want a Healthy Heart
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Sun, 05-12-2013 - 11:39am

According to iVillage Health, having a dog for a pet has health benefits for your heart! "That four-legged friend of yours may be more than a companion -- he also may be boosting your heart health, experts say.

An official statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association says there is evidence that having a pet, particularly a dog, may lower your risk of heart disease." READ MORE

Do you get out walking with your dog?

Karla
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Registered: 11-21-2001
Mon, 05-13-2013 - 5:17pm

Since DH and I own two fitness studios, we're not home much.  But DH takes Cleo to the Dog Park on the weekends.  When I am in Williamsburg I go home during the day to let Cleo out...and if the weather is nice I'll walk her.  It gives me a chance to relax for a little while, and she loves it....

Laura