It can be hard for people to get enough exercise, but regardless of health, it’s important to make it a priority…for you and your four-legged friend! In honor of Canine Fitness Month, we challenge you and your pet to become more active.
Walking is the most common form of exercise and it benefits your muscles, joints, heart, waistline and mental health. Plus, watching your pet eagerly, and happily explore the surroundings is a great stress reliever.
Getting out for a stroll can help you and your dog make new friends. Who knows? You might even encounter other animal lovers like you, and have a new companion to join you on your daily walking. Fresh air and fresh conversation will boost your mood and energy.
A bored pet is more likely to cause mischief around the house. Daily walks with your dog aren’t only good for their physical health, but it also offers them proper mental stimulation. Not to mention, much of that pent-up energy will be spent running and jumping around outside.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a leash and head out the door. Even just ten minutes a day will make a big difference.