Fun Guide on How to Exercise with Your Dog
Exercising is a great way to burn calories, boost energy, and improve your mental health. Why not make the experience of exercising even better by including your pet? At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters, and we understand many of our homeowners and residents enjoy the companionship of their pets. So, below is a fun guide on different ways you can exercise with your dog!
Doga is the practice of yoga with your pet dog, which has become very popular as dog owners look for new ways to exercise with their pet. Doga is all about finding ways to be like your dog and techniques like downward dog and the child’s pose that you can do together. This is a great way to let your dog interact with you while exercising, meditating and strength building.
Walking or Jogging
It may seem obvious, but one of the best ways to exercise with your pet is to take them for a walk or a jog. Animals need plenty of exercise, and a steady walk or slow jog is the perfect way for you both to burn calories while enjoying the great outdoors. One of the biggest benefits of walking or jogging with your dog is the bonding that comes from it
Contrary to what some believe, most dog breeds actually love to swim! Swimming helps build muscles, increases the heart rate and lowers stress. It also is perfect if you or your dog have joint problems because it is a low-impact exercise. If you have a smaller dog, consider purchasing a life jacket for them. Once they realize that they won’t go underwater, they become more interested in swimming.
Stair Climbing or Running
Rainy day outside? Your staircase is the perfect exercise equipment for both you and your dog. You can either race or do a leisurely climb – either way you will be giving your hamstrings the workout they need. Running up and down the stairs is particularly good for your dog because they will get a full-body workout in the process!
We hope that you enjoy these exercise tips for you and your dog. Have other recommendations? Let us know! Share with us on our social channels or your own posts with #HowYouLive. We look forward to seeing you and your four-legged friend out in our master-planned communities.