DOG WALKERS ARE MORE ACTIVE AND SOCIAL - American Medical Centers (Tbilisi)


While any kind of animal interaction is healthy, dog ownership can keep you more active.

A study from Michigan State University discovered that people who owned and walked their dogs were 34 percent more likely to meet the recommended 150 minutes of weekly physical activity. One reason is that dogs force you to walk more. A 2013 study found that dog owners/dog walkers spent nearly 50 percent more total walking time than two non-dog-walking groups. If you need to strengthen your social life, dog walkers have been found to converse more with people when out with their pet. And if you have suffered a heart attack, a dog may help you live longer.

A study by the National Institutes of Health examined 421 adults who suffered heart attacks and found that after a year, those who were dog owners were more likely to still be alive compared with non-dog owners, regardless of the severity of their heart attacks.

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COVID-19 Testing at American Medical Centers

We have tested thousands of patients across the country for COVID-19 since we began testing in early April. Here’s the latest information on our testing services:

Whether you have detected COVID-19 symptoms, require an Official COVID-19 Certificate for travelling purposes or if you’re wondering if you’ve previously had coronavirus — contact your local AMC.

Where is AMC testing patients for COVID-19?

We’re currently offering PCR testing to anyone interested either in the clinic or in the comfort of your home/hotel.


If you require numerous employees to be tested on the same day for an upcoming business trip, we can organise an onsite workplace testing session.

How long does it take to get back results?

Results for PCR Testing takes up to 24 hours to process. We also offer rapid testing for those requiring same-day results.

COVID-19 Fit to Fly Travel Certificates available at AMC

Upon request, we may provide a Covid-19 travel certificate for travel purposes, verified by a doctor to provide proof of a negative test result, at no additional cost. When required, a certified Covid-19 travel certificate can be presented to show you’re safe to fly and enter a country.

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