Get in Shape by Exercising with Your Dog

Posted On: 01-18-2013

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Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to start a fitness regiment, get in shape, lose weight or become healthier?  Your pet dog can help!  America’s Family Pet Expo encourages you to exercise with your dog to better your health as well as your pet’s!

Taking your dog along with you on your walks or runs or including it in a different form of exercise can be a great motivator.  But if you or your pup haven’t had much exercised in a while, be sure to start off slow.  A trip to the vet for your dog and a doctor’s checkup for you may be wise before starting an exercise program.

Pets can naturally help increase your health by reducing stress levels, reducing blood pressure, lowering the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol, improving self-esteem, and more.  Exercising with them is just another benefit!  It provides companionship and motivation, and is beneficial for your pet’s health too!

Approximately 50% of pets are overweight or obese (Dogs are ‘the ideal fitness partner’).  Why not improve your health and your dog’s at the same time?