Benefits of Dog Walking
Dog Walking For Fitness
Dog walking is a popular past time among many of us Brits. Often, it’s difficult to find a friend to go for a walking with, so it’s no wonder that a dog is a man’s best friend.
Most people seem to be busy during the evenings or at the weekend, which leaves little time for group outdoor activities. Whatever the reason, it’s times like this that your four-legged friend provides the perfect way to get out in the fresh air.
While more apathetic persons have turned to professional dog walkers to give their pooches the exercise they need, the most obvious benefit of dog walking is achieving an adequate amount of exercise for yourself.
There are numerous benefits gained from walking the dog once a day. Not only does it help to reduce the chance of heart attack, stroke, obesity and stress, but dogs are always eager to go for a walk, so should you ever get the notion to shirk from taking the dog for a walk, your dog will let you know about it! This way, the chance of skipping your dog walking session is greatly reduced. Once you get into a pattern, your dog will keep you in a fixed routine of walking, even if it’s chucking it down with rain, so be sure to put on your waterproof boots to stay safe in all weather conditions.
Walking with your dog is much more fun than walking alone and dogs are great stress relievers too, which can help you to forget your worries and take in the wonder of your surroundings, whether you’re walking to the local shops and back or through the park.
Dog walking is the easiest and cheapest method to keep you and your dog fit and healthy. So get out there and start walking. And if you don’t have a dog, ask if you can take a neighbour’s dog for a walk instead!