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Monday, May 13, 2013

Dog ownership may save your life

There is a growing body of evidence that pet ownership, particularly dogs, leads to improved cardiovascular health. 

Dog owners exercise more and therefore:
- have lower cholesterol levels
- have lower BP
- have less stress 

Take home message: Exercise is vital to cardiovascular health. While you definitely do not need to own a dog to be healthy, if you need motivation to be active or want/need company when you exercise -- consider the heart healthy benefits of dog ownership. 

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