#FitFacts: Doggy Style!! Part I

by Coquettes November 24, 2014 0 comment

Is your best friend a dog? Are you lazy to hit the gym? Well, that wagging tail may just be the motivation you need to turn fitness into a routine.

Our fitness expert Kaustav Sehgal, get’s some of these activities for you in our special two parts series on “FITNESS: DOGGY STYLE”.

 

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Walking
Brisk walking is an ideal exercise for human and hound. The benefits include a stronger heart, lower blood pressure, more energy, denser bones, and a lower risk of depression.

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Dancing
Also called musical freestyle, you choreograph a dance routine to upbeat music. You’ll have your pooch running between your legs and performing other tricks, while both of you get an aerobic workout. The benefits of dance include burning calories and developing greater stamina, better balance, lower blood pressure, and improved muscle tone and bone density.

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Jogging
Wait until your pup is full grown and then gradually build up to a 30-minute excursion. This should include five minutes of warm-up, 20 minutes of jogging, and five minutes of cool down. Remember that dogs can’t sweat, so avoid the hot times of the day and stop if your dog is lagging behind you.

Swimming
Swimming works various muscle groups, improves endurance, and strengthens the heart and lungs. Not all dogs enjoy swimming, so start slowly. Use toys or treats for encouragement, and if your dog still resists, find another sport.

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Frisbee
Frisbee offers a classic canine workout.

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So get ready to workout with your perfect gymming partner!

 

Image courtesy: Pixabay

 

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