Dogs make a good workout partner

September 26, 2011 6:16:14 PM PDT
It turns out that man's best friend may be the best kind of workout partner.

Studies show people who own dogs walk more, walk faster, and are more likely to enjoy an active lifestyle.

Four-legged friends are the motivating factor why two-thirds of dog owners take walks each week.

Pooches also provide energy, enthusiasm, and the social support that is crucial to sticking to an exercise routine.