I've heard it before, and I've lived it since I got two dogs of my own, but apparently dog owners get a lot more steps in than those who don't have pets! A new study found that when you have a little four legged "fur baby" that needs exercise you end up walking about 870 miles a year, just with taking the dog for walks! That ends up being about 21 miles a week, which is 7 more than the average 14 miles or less a week non dog owners get.
Another beneficial side of having a dog to walk is that it makes you more social! A lot of dog owners surveyed said the feel more outgoing, more connected to their community, and they have about two conversations with other dog owners during every walk! Click the link in the tweet below to read more!