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Updated 02 April 2013

Looking for a fitness buddy? Get a dog

Experts say a dog may be man's best fitness friend, and dog-and-master workouts don't have to be limited to a run on the beach or a Frisbee toss.

Zeus the pit bull helps his owner slog through interval training and military crawls, Goldie and her master enjoy Tai Chi together and Izzie the three-legged shih tzu can't hike up the mountain but she acts as a hand weight for her owner's bicep curl.

Becker cited statistics he said show that 56% of dogs and cats and 66% of people are overweight in America.

"And dogs do their own stretches."

 
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