Man's Best Friend? Dogs Are Fitness Motivators, Too

Share this page
Pin It
Healthy Living

Fit Life

Man's Best Friend? Dogs Are Fitness Motivators, Too

September 27, 2011

running with dogHere's another reason to love your four-legged best friend: You're more likely to be fit and walk faster thanks to your dog.

According to a survey reported in Reuters, dogs are the reason two-thirds, or 66 percent, of owners walked each week. After all, a dog needs to get out rain or shine!

ACE spokesperson, Shirley Archer, was quoted in the article and said that dogs are great workout partners — they offer energy, enthusiasm and the social suport that keeps you going.

A friend who motivates you to live an active lifestyle really is a best friend.

Is your dog your fitness motivator? Tell us how!

If you found this to be article useful to you or someone else, please share it with your friends!

< Last Article

Encouraging Teens to Exercise May Help Them Quit Smoking

Next Article >

Watch These Senior Athletes Dive, Pole Vault and Sprint