|Looking for a fitness buddy? Get a dog. [Agencies]|
Studies show dog owners walk more, walk faster, and are more likely to enjoy an active lifestyle because of their companion animal, Reuters reported.
Dogs are the reason behind two-thirds of the walks their owners take each week, according to a recent survey of more than 1,011 adults commissioned by pet food company Mars Petcare.
One-quarter of people with children and pets regularly visit parks and other outdoor spaces because of their dog. （点击路透社网站查看原文）
(China.org.cn October 9, 2011)