5 Reasons Life's Just Better With A Dog

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3. You're More Active (Even When They're Not Around)
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3. You're More Active (Even When They're Not Around)

Sure, dog owners walk more than non-owners (nearly twice as much, in fact). But they're also much more likely to engage in activities like running and cycling, according to a Michigan State University report, which proves that the little extra exercise of taking your pup to the park just might encourage you to move more the rest of the day. 

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