Autumn is a great time to get out and start walking. You can enjoy the
leaves changing color, the crispness in the air and it gives you time to
reflect on the year and helps you to make new changes for the coming
With the holidays upon you, you can start to create a healthy way to avoid
the dreaded weight gain that often comes from too many holiday goodies
because you have set a new habit in motion.
If you and/or your dog are
overweight, walk just 30 minutes a day, three times a week, and you can
lower blood pressure, increase energy, heighten your sense of happiness
and well being, reduce your weight by 5% and your dog's by 15%.
Think about how healthy
you and your best friend will be if you walked 7 days a week, every week!
Even after just one solid week of walking for 15 mins. a day, you'll feel
awesome as you raise
the levels of endorphins in your brain, which combats depression and
anxiety. You'll also notice a change in your dog's behavior as well.
Even if you just walked 2-3 times a week for 20 minutes each time....you and your dog will
feel phenomenal!! If you can run your dog....you'll notice a faster change
in his or her behavior. Positive changes in behavior lead to a
happier you, which in turn, leads to a happy dog and a happy home. A happy
home means that Spot won't get dumped at the shelter because no one can
deal with his behavior issues anymore.
So take a walk.....and save