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The Benefits of Walking your Dog

The Benefits of Walking your Dog

With many of us setting resolutions to become healthier or even lose weight, January is the time of the year we set ourselves goals for a brighter new year. January is also Walk Your Pet Month.
For pet owners, maintaining a healthy body, not just for ourselves but for our pets, can be even easier than we think. So what are the benefits of walking your dog? Read on and we’ll tell you.

Benefits of Dog Walking

As our daily exercise is recommended at least 30 minutes per day, this is an ideal amount of time to take your four-legged friend on a brisk walk down the road. Just that simple walk per day can have massive health benefits for both you and your dog and ensure that you’re keeping both your bodies in tip-top shape in 2022.

Health Benefits of Walking your Dog

From increased energy to weight loss, embarking on a stroll with your furry friend can really help shed those extra Christmas pounds and help maintain a happier and healthier body. Supporting both you and your dog’s physical and mental health, there really is no better time to wack on that coat and boots and head outside for a walk this winter.

Health Benefits of Walking your Dog

From increased energy to weight loss, embarking on a stroll with your furry friend can really help shed those extra Christmas pounds and help maintain a happier and healthier body. Supporting both you and your dog’s physical and mental health, there really is no better time to wack on that coat and boots and head outside for a walk this winter.

Improve Cardiovascular Health

We all know that exercise can benefit the health of our hearts. Whether it is an outdoor adventure or a simple stroll down the road, walking with your dog will help keep your heart working exactly how it should. Increasing the intensity of walks too will benefit your cardiovascular system and work towards shedding any extra weight both you and your furry friend might have gained during the festive period.

Alleviate Stress

Increasing the endorphins that help boost our mood, regular bouts of exercise work towards managing our mental health in massive ways. For those of us working from home, outdoor exercise can be a peaceful and awakening release from our home offices allowing us to interact with our natural environment – proven to reduce stress and anxiety. 

When it comes to our pets, a daily walk helps maintain healthy brain activity by keeping our furry friends stimulated with outdoor senses such as new smells, new interactions and even new locations to play and discover. Helping to improve oxygen intake in both us and our dogs, a walk a day really can be the stress buster we so rightfully need.

Alleviate Stress

Increasing the endorphins that help boost our mood, regular bouts of exercise work towards managing our mental health in massive ways. For those of us working from home, outdoor exercise can be a peaceful and awakening release from our home offices allowing us to interact with our natural environment – proven to reduce stress and anxiety. 

When it comes to our pets, a daily walk helps maintain healthy brain activity by keeping our furry friends stimulated with outdoor senses such as new smells, new interactions and even new locations to play and discover. Helping to improve oxygen intake in both us and our dogs, a walk a day really can be the stress buster we so rightfully need.

Strengthen Your Bond

Like any activity with your dog, taking them outdoors to walk or play can be a fantastic way to build the bond between you. For new puppy owners, a daily walk can be the ideal time for lead or road training strengthening the relationship and trust between the two of you. 

However, training is not just for new pups, outdoor activity can be a great way to teach an old dog new tricks (yes, we said it!) So whether it is finally learning how to fetch or just some simple recall boosting, escaping to the outdoors really can make you and your pooch even closer. 

Struggling to find time to walk your dog? No fear, hiring a dog walker can also provide a massive benefit to your and your dog’s life. Encouraging varied social interaction without any need to worry, no matter how your dog is being walked each day, the benefits really can be blissful.
We offer a fantastic, bespoke dog walking service.

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