Friday, June 20, 2014

Dr. Dog

Fat dog, fat person--we all know the mantra. But Dan Nguyen, a certified trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, says your dog can be an actual workout buddy.

Working out with Fido (again, is any dog named that?)--he says--can beat the gym.

The ABC's of fitness are Activity, Behavior, and Consistency. The dog will make you get up and move.

Taking the pooch out is a small goal--but a repetitive one. Those add up. Choose an early time of day to start. Be consistent, and have fun!

Going out also exposes you to a little sunlight--which creates Vitamin D.

Vitamin Dog?

Put up a picture of your dog even if the real thing is nearby. This stimulates thought.

Your dog is better than most human friends, Nyugen says.

Your dog loves to move...insists on regular meals...forgives no matter what...gets lots of sleep, and likes being petted, which is good for both of you.

Wah--this makes me miss my dog!

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