Your Dog as a Workout Partner – Research Recap

Getting motivated to exercise/workout is a challenge for many people. Life always seems to get in the way and many of us just accept a sedentary lifestyle. As hard as it is for me, an exercise-aholic, to fathom this the numbers tell the sobering story.

US Obesity Statistics

As we reported in our recent Pet Obesity Infographic, according to the US Center for Disease Control, more than 69% of the adults in the US age 20 and over are overweight or obese! If that isn’t bad enough, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, almost 53% of all dogs are overweight or obese. Whether you are two legged or four legged, the bottom line is that there is an obesity epidemic in the US and evidence suggests that it exists in many other countries as well.

Starting or maintaining a proper exercise program is hard for many people. Buying the latest equipment or DVDs might motivate us for a few weeks, but inevitably, we revert back to our sedentary practices. Yet, there is one thing you can do to increase the likelihood that you will get in a daily dose of exercise: …read more

From: Your Dog as a Workout Partner – Research Recap