Wouldn't it be great if there was one thing we could do to lower
our cholesterol and blood pressure, halve our risk of heart disease
and Type 2 diabetes and protect us against cancers and conditions
like arthritis, depression and asthma? Well, there is. It's
Dog owners are in the lucky position where they have a reason to
get out of the house and to exercise. There's nothing like your dog
to motivate you to get out in the fresh air and enjoy a walk
together. It can be really rewarding for both of you and the
health benefits of walking just one mile a day (20 mins) are
Owning a dog is a brilliant way to lose weight, get fitter and
improve the health of all the family, as a dog provides a real
reason to go for regular walks.
How to get started
- Start planning your training programme. If you
incorporate dog activities such as agility, heelwork to music or
canine cross country into this you'll be surprised how quickly you
can get into shape.
- Invest in a decent pair of trainers. Go to a specialist
shop where the staff can advise you on a pair to suit your
feet. You should be able to buy a good pair for £50.
- Plan your training times.
- Find a training buddy so that your motivation will be much
stronger and you will commit to each other. Your dog is ideal!
- Successful slimming - The key to losing weight is not, of
course, exercise alone. It is also important that you are eating
fewer calories than your body uses up so that you call on your fat
stores to make up the difference.