Not only is exercise great for your pet, it is also a way for you to incorporate more exercise into your daily life. Aside from the obvious health benefits, exercising with your dog can be an incredible bonding experience, and it is one that I highly recommend. Enjoy your dog’s company while outdoors!
There are plenty of really good reasons to get a dog (think: adulting, companionship, rescue, parenthood training, or just the inability to resist a totally heart-melting face).
Not like you need more convincing, but owning a fur baby can also improve your health. Studies show dogs can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol; reduce depression, stress, and anxiety; motivate you to exercise; and even help you lose weight. It’s like the gym buddy you’ve always wanted… only way cuter.
“A dog may just be your greatest workout partner ever,” says Adam Rosante, strength and mental performance coach and dog lover who trains with his pup every morning. “There are no plans to be made or broken. No dramatic stories to commiserate over. Just a hard-working, fun-loving buddy to keep pace by your side. In fact, if you’re willing to put in a little effort and consistency on the front end, your dog can actually hold you accountable to your workouts.”