TORONTO — Cats may have nine lives, but owning a dog may extend yours, a Toronto researcher says. A study released Tuesday suggests dog owners live longer than their canine-less counterparts, experiencing nearly a one-third lower risk of dying from heart problems. Caroline Kramer, an endocrinologist at Mount Sinai Hospital,
Running is cheaper than therapy,” as the popular Instagram saying goes, but beyond the anecdotal evidence, there’s a robust body of research backing the benefits of exercise, in any form, for mental health. “We can definitely say that exercise can reduce the risk of someone developing depression. The evidence is
Dog owners spent close to 300 minutes each week walking with their dogs, about 200 more minutes of walking than people without dogs. Dog owners are about four times more likely than other people to meet today’s physical activity guidelines, according to a large-scale new study of dogs and exercise.