It is a well-known fact that walking is a great exercise. Despite knowing that walking is helpful in keeping weight in check, walking for other reasons appear to increase a person’s likelihood of consistently walking.
Owning a dog can be a great motivator to get out and walk. According to a survey of over 1000 adults, owning a dog was the reason 66% of them walked on a regular basis.
A dog can be a much more reliable walking partner than a human. Full of energy and enthusiasm, a dog is always ready and willing to go at a moment’s notice. Your dog eliminates waiting for a human partner to get ready, or worse, deciding not to walk after a human partner makes an excuse not to go. Walking a dog also helps to keep at a good pace.
Is your canine friend carrying more weight than it should? Walking will benefit both of you!