Lose Weight Fast While Walking Your Dog Dogs 101 Workout
Have a little extra padding in the middle? Don’t we all? If you have a dog, you have a workout partner that will never skip out on you. You can Lose Weight Fast While Walking Your Dog. A survey of dog owners, conducted at the University of Western Australia and published in Health Promotion Journal of Australia in August 2008, revealed that dogs are great motivators for walking because they:
Provide a strong motivation to maintain a program
Are good walking companions
Provide good social support when exercising
Researchers found that seven in every 10 adult dog owners achieved 150 minutes of physical exercise per week, compared with only four in every 10 non-owners.
What is this interval jogging? It’s simple. You jog in spurts and alternate to walking, increasing intensity throughout the routine. You start out walking to warm up. Start with a light walk and increase pace over a 5 minute period. After a short stretch, go through 6 repetitions of jogging for 30 seconds and 2-minute brisk walks. You’ll want to increase the intensity of your jog each cycle and give it a 100 percent effort on the last cycle. Other than the smallest of dogs, your dog will be fine with this routine, but keep an eye on him. Finish off with a 5-minute brisk walk to cool down and end with a nice stretch. This should be done only three times a week and you can do normal walks on off days for maximum benefits. A good interval session needs recovery time, so it’s best for you and your dog not to interval train every day.
Set a daily routine for your dog and you. Try to walk or run at the same time each day. Mornings are best because walks at this time help to disperse the pent-up energy your dog accumulates during the night. It’s also best for the human. The more you run with your dog, the more your dog will expect it. On those days when you don’t feel like getting off the couch your dog will nudge, pull, and whine until he gets his daily exercise. Instead of viewing this behavior as annoying, you can see it as motivating.
“Pets get all the same diseases humans do from diabetes to cancer to heart disease. If you love your pet, I implore you to exercise with your pet and make sure both of you eat the proper amount of healthy food,” says Jillian.
Want to switch it up? Go on hikes with your dog. How about sprints? Can you beat your dod from one end of your yard to the next?
Don’t forget your children. The World Health Organization recommends 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity daily for children 5 to 17 years old. It might not be best to have your 5-year-old interval train, but games like “Who can get to the ball first” or a game of doggy tag will probably be fun for your child and dog. Get creative, make it fun, not a chore.
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