Everyone knows your dog is your best friend.
But he’s also so much more. He’s your confidant, cuddle buddy, and your no-fail fitness partner. Your dog is never too tired, too busy, or too full of excuses to exercise. “When you get a dog, you gain a built-in workout buddy,” says Dr. Ernie Ward, veterinarian and president and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. “You now have a responsibility to get up and get moving!” So lace up your shoes and leash up your pup, grab your yoga mat or your surfboard, and get outside. It’s time to get fit with Fido.
Walking your dog does burn calories! A 150-pound person can expect to burn 225 calories per hour walking at a moderate pace of 3 miles per hour. Source: MyFitnessPal