Having to take dogs for a walk keeps over-65s active, and their spells spent sitting down doing nothing are shorter than those of old people who don’t have dogs. Photo: Shutterstock

Why doctors should prescribe a dog to keep old people active

Just taking a dog for daily walks is enough for its owner to meet the WHO’s minimum target for vigorous physical activity, British researchers find

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Having to take dogs for a walk keeps over-65s active, and their spells spent sitting down doing nothing are shorter than those of old people who don’t have dogs. Photo: Shutterstock
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