Why Owning A Large Dog Might Help You Lose Weight

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Studies have found that dog owner with large breeds are prone to greater amounts of weight loss. This is due to the fact that they are more likely to walk their dogs, therefore, getting more exercise. Owners with smaller dogs have been found to not walk their dogs as often. This is starting to show in studies on obesity among British adults.

Key Takeaways:

  • People who want to lose weight may benefit from owning a large dog because they will feel obligated to walk with the dog.
  • If people thought their dog was too old or someone else walked them, they were less likely to walk.
  • One in four British adults are obese.

“They found that people with larger dogs felt more motivated to take them for regular walks than those with smaller dogs.”


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