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Dog owners more active in old age

Older dog owners are likely to be more physically active in the winter than people of similar age are in the summer, being sedentary for 30 minutes less per day, a new study has found.
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Older dog owners are likely to be more physically active in the winter than people of similar age are in the summer, being sedentary for 30 minutes less per day, a new study has found

Older dog owners are likely to be more physically active in the winter than people of similar age are in the summer, a new study has found.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia and University of Cambridge found owning or walking a dog was one of the most effective ways to improve activity in later life.

More than 3,000 older adults wore an accelerometer, a small electronic device to constantly measure physical activity, over a seven-day period.

Biggest barriers

Poor weather and short days

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