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Dogs Can Help Pregnant Women Achieve Exercise Goals

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     Having a dog can help pregnant women get the exercise they need.  

     Researchers studied 11-thousand pregnant women and found that those who owned dogs were 50-percent more likely to get the recommended 30 minutes of exercise a day.  

     Doctors say walking a dog for a half hour a day is a low-risk exercise that can help improve the health of pregnant women.