Do you want to improve your fitness but have no one to workout with? Perhaps you need a little motivation to exercise? Whatever the case, here’s why you and your pets should workout together. Your workout buddy might not be as challenging to find as we first thought…
Plenty of motivation
It can be pretty tough to say “no” to our dogs when they’ve got their leash in their mouth and they’re scratching at the door ready to go out. How are we supposed to resist those puppy eyes? This could be the motivation to get going that many of us need.
Of course, regular exercise can help to reduce many illnesses. That’s not all. Exercising with our pets means that we could be supporting their health, too. This could be everything from issues with our joints to our blood pressure as well as our mental health.
Believe it or not, but many dogs and humans have matching paces. In fact, many dogs’ natural walking speed is the same as our brisk walking speed. If you both learn to keep up with one another, then it means no one will get left behind on our workout.
Burn some energy
Exercise can help us to burn all that extra energy that might have been building up throughout the day, the same goes for our pet. Many pets spend the day cooped up inside. Heading out on a workout could be about to add a little spark to their day.
Build your relationship
Working out with your pet can be a great way to spend one on one time with one another. After all, the hours could soon disappear as we spend uninterrupted time together. Plus, achieving your goals with your pet by your side can make all the hard work worthwhile.
They don’t cancel
Many of our friends are great at making up excuses – or letting us get away with ours. However, our pets won’t be canceling our plans. In fact, the only way we’re getting out of this workout is if we let our minds win – and we can’t let our pets down, can we?
A workout with a difference
One of the best things about working out with our pets is it often doesn’t feel as though we’re doing exercise. This can be one of the best ways to inject a little movement into our lives as we learn to have fun and forget all about the fact we’re actually working out.
There are no fees
Heading to the gym or signing up to classes can often be pretty expensive. Say no more. Working out with our pets doesn’t just come with a host of other incredible benefits, but it’s also free! All you need is your pet and some workout gear, and you’re good to go.
Working out with something that many of us would rather avoid. Learning why you and your pets should workout together might be all many of us need to find that extra dose of motivation to get moving.