6. Boost Your Fitness
Studies show dog owners walk, on average, 300 minutes a week compared to the average of 168 minutes walked by non-dog owners. Dog owners are also 54% more likely to meet the recommended amount of physical activity as well.
Dog owners, in general, tend to improve their fitness after having a dog. Even doing something as simple as tossing a ball for a while is better than sitting on the couch all day.