Thank our Canine Friends
What’s the best way to motivate yourself to be physically active after age 40?
a. Join a gym
b. Adopt a dog
c. Cut out a photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biceps and put it on the refrigerator
d. Hire a personal trainer
Answer (b). Thank our canine friends. In a recent Canadian study of people up to age 80, dog owners were found to walk about 300 minutes per week, almost twice as many as those without a canine. The dog owners were also significantly more likely to follow through on an “intention” to walk, because, after all, who could say no to that face?