Dr Mosley explains this is also “good for his blood pressure”. And similarly to visiting the zoo, the claim is also backed by research.
The doctor said: “A study of residents in a new housing estate in Perth, Western Australia, found people who owned dogs walked 30 minutes more a week and had lower blood pressure, than those who didn’t.”
So, if you’re worried about visiting the zoo, taking your dog for a daily walk can still help lower hypertension.
And if you don’t have a dog, you can even go for a walk by yourself.