5 ways your pet can help you lose weight

We all know that excessive body weight or obesity comes with a host of health complications like cardiac ailments, diabetes, so on and so forth. But maintaining a healthy weight requires strict dietary discipline and losing weight demands a lot of efforts and persistence.

But, not everyone likes to work out regularly or follow a strict diet regimen to battle the bulge. However, this doesn’t mean that they have to live with obesity. There are many small lifestyle factors that can help you in weight loss. Surprisingly, research finds that having a furry friend at home can help you lose weight get rid of many unhealthy habits, alongside offering other health benefits.

In a study conducted at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, it was found babies living in homes with dogs had high levels of two microbes: Ruminococcus and Oscillospira. The levels of these bacteria revved up by twofold in them, revealed study authors. They reduce the risk of obesity and allergic diseases significantly.

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