As a per a survey in U.K. walking your dog is more beneficial than hitting the gym. And if you are the one who wants to tighten your currency belts in more ways than one, than you can certainly replace your pricey workout membership to invest in a pair of walking shoes. Dogs love to go out, stretch themselves and breathe fresh air – like you do. Here are three compelling reasons for you to enjoy the evening with your dog than the gym instructor.
1. Get more exercise to benefit your waistline
UK researchers have found that taking a dog for a walk can help you burn calories for that slimmer waistline than exercising in a gym. A U.K. research team surveyed about 5000 respondents and found that dog owners get more exercise walking as compared to people who hit the gymnasium to burn those calories.
More over the time spent while walking in comparison to exercising revealed that dog owners walked a minimum of seven hours a week while gym enthusiasts spent one hour and twenty minutes each week while walking or running on a treadmill. In fact, this survey also revealed that 86 percent of dog owners enjoyed their walks with their pooch in comparison to a sheer 16 percent of workout enthusiasts who actually loved exercising at the fitness center. What’s more as almost 70 percent admitted that they felt it was a duty which they need to abide to on daily basis.