Benefits of dogs health

Dogs are called ‘man’s best friend’ for a reason – they are always willing to listen and comfort us, are always happy to see us, and provide us with constant companionship. But they also offer something that isn’t as widely publicized – they help keep us healthy.


Dogs of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages need exercise. Whether you have a six-year-old, five-pound Chihuahua or a six-month-old, fifty-five pound Boxer, exercise is a must. And who is going to give your dog exercise? You!


According to a survey conducted on behalf of the Petcare segment at Mars Inc., which includes such well-known pet brands such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Nutro, Royal Canin and Banfield, nearly two-thirds of dog owners engage in exercise on a weekly basis because of their dog and that 29 percent of dog owners who engage in regular exercise other than walking do so because of their dog. The survey also found that dogs are the driving force behind two-thirds of the walks their owners take each week.


Dogs force you to get outside for some fresh air and exercise, no matter if it is raining, snowing, you have little time, or you just don’t feel like it. And inevitably, once you are forced outside, you feel better and appreciate the push. It’s almost like having a very persistent personal trainer in the family.


There are many forms of exercise you can participate in with your dog that goes beyond daily walks.


Hiking – Taking your dog into the great outdoors is great for both of your health and wellness. Hiking trails are perfect for dog walking. You can even purchase a backpack for your dog so he can carry his own water and food supplies.


Rollerblading – Dogs love to run and if you are not able to run yourself, strapping on a pair of rollerblades can be a great compromise. You still get plenty of exercise but can also keep up with the pace set by a high-energy dog.


Beach Combing – There are many dog-friendly beaches all over the country and walking in sand is one of the best workouts you can do. Wading in the water and chasing the surf is also a fun way to get more exercise.


Agility – Training classes are highly beneficial for your dog’s mental and physical well-being, but agility in particular can also provide an avenue of exercise for a dog owner as well. You will definitely break a sweat running along the obstacles leading your dog.


So, it turns out you don’t need a gym membership to stay healthy. Bringing a dog into your life can keep you healthy while also providing all the additional benefits of being your constant companion.

Popular Posts

Value of Lemons in Nutritional

Value of Lemons in Nutritional

Lemons taste tart and tangy. A squeeze of fresh lime juice can perk up grilled dishes, lentil soups and even rice dishes. Add a dash of lime to a glass of cool water and add some sugar to make yourself the most refreshing drink around. Used as extracts for juices, as taste enhancers, and in [...]

Bowflex Treadclimber

Bowflex Treadclimber

The Bowflex Treadclimber program is rated 4/5 Bowflex Treadclimber Review: Background Bowflex is known for making a rather innovative and versatile home gym in the Bowflex line of products. However, they also produce a cardio workout machine that is pretty unique in its own right. The Treadclimber is a treadmill that has two independent treadmills, [...]

Candice John

Candice John

Candice has been on a hot streak this year. She placed 16th at last year’s Olympia but since then she has in the top five in five shows and took home top honors at the Pittsburgh Pro. The win in Pittsburgh was her first ever as a pro. If she can bring that look to the [...]

Your Metabolism Needs You To Cheat  Why

Your Metabolism Needs You To Cheat Why

The Keys to Losing Fat Time The key to cutting is giving yourself adequate time. Most often the #1 fat loss mistake is setting unrealistic goals and having a limited timetable. (Refer to my first article regarding cutting for more information). People think it can be done overnight, in a few weeks, or even in [...]

3-Bean Turkey Chili-Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Recipes

3-Bean Turkey Chili-Jamie Eason’s LiveFit Recipes

When most people think of eating healthfully, one of the first options to come to mind is a salad. But what about something as hearty and filling as chili? Can that be a healthy option? You bet! It’s conveniently prepared in a single pot and versatile enough to please nearly any palette, from meat eater [...]


Popular Article

Leave a Comment