A survey of 5,000 Britons, conducted by pet healthcare company Bob Martin, showed that dog owners get more exercise walking their pet than people who go to gyms.
Those without a dog spend an average of just one hour and 20 minutes a week exercising by going to the gym or walking or jogging. Two dog walks a day each lasting 24 minutes and three longer walks a week each lasting 30 minutes give pet owners seven hours’ exercise a week, reports the Daily Express.
47 per cent of non-pet owners admit they do no exercise. The survey revealed that 86 per cent of dog owners enjoy walking.On the other hand, only 16 per cent of gym users actively enjoy it.