Your Dog Will Make Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions A Walk In The Park!
Picking a New Year’s resolution can sometimes be tricky and sticking to that resolution for the year can be even more of a challenge. Have you ever thought about enlisting the help of your four-legged friend to inspire you to keep that New Year’s resolution?
YuMOVE the UKs no.1 veterinary joint supplement, has put together a few ways your canine companion can help you avoid slipping up on that otherwise hard to accomplish New Year’s resolution this 2019.
Walk off that Christmas weight
Trying to lose weight is one of, if not the most common New Year’s resolution, and the good news is, walking is an effective and simple way to do so. Your dog needs walking everyday anyway, so walking your dog could easily become a key component of your weight loss routine. Rain or shine, clip on that lead and brave the great outdoors!
Walking is great for you and your dog, both mentally and physically, and walking together with your dog can make even the dreariest of days feel much brighter. Let’s not forget the importance of keeping a healthy weight and being active and mobile for your four-legged friend too
Walking briskly for just 30 minutes most days burns between 1000-3000 calories a week and helps to improve your metabolism. But always be sure to be mindful of your dog and only walk them for the correct amount of time taking into consideration their general health, weight and breed. Always remember to increase their exercise slowly and always check with your vet if you have any health concerns with your pet.
Take a trip together
For many people, their New Year’s resolution is to be more adventurous. This Walking Your Dog Month, why not bring your pup along on a walking holiday with you? Exploring places with your four-legged friend will make your travels fun in a new way for the both of you.
You could take a hike together, whether it be up Mount Snowdon or across the white cliffs of Dover, to enjoy the beautiful views. Travelling with your furry companion will bring a different sort of appreciation for travel and they will be sure to love all of the new sights and smells.
Make sure to check in with your vet to ensure your dog is fit and healthy, before embarking on your next travel adventure.
Try something new
If you want to try something new this year for your resolution, why not consider taking on a class with your pup. Enrol in an obedience or agility class and you’ll find that it will be a rewarding experience for both you and your dog.
Agility classes are a great idea if you also want to exercise more in 2019. Although it will be your dog jumping, weaving and dodging through the course, you’re going to need to keep up! Plus, your dog’s enjoyment will motivate you to keep going. Visiting an agility class will really benefit you both and will help your dog keep its fitness levels up.
Modern life brings constant stress, so opting to make your New Year’s resolution to relax more is a great idea. Helpfully, if you’ve got a dog, you’ve got your own personal stress reliever sitting right at your feet. As well as playing with your dog, which is said to release calming hormones, they’re also brilliant running partners. Your dog can also experience stress so maybe take some time to make sure that your pooch is comfortable and calm.
Running releases endorphins. These help to relieve stress and anxiety. You’ll also feel better in general due to increased fitness. The combination of running and being with your dog is a guaranteed winner, and the better you feel the more likely you’ll continue!
Looking after you and your dogs wellbeing
If your goal for 2019 is to take better care of your health, then be sure to include your dog in those plans.
Let your dog be your motivation in 2019 and you’ll easily achieve those New Year’s resolutions.
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Your Dog Will Make Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions A Walk In The Park!, 5th January 2019, 9:30 AM