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How much daily dog walking does it take to improve health?

According to the most current public health guidelines on physical activity, the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, for health benefits, you should accumulate 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week. In other words, walking your dog 30 minutes five days a week will help you improve your health and prevent chronic disease (diabetes, heart disease etc.).

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