You might not think dogs need their daily exercise as much as we do, but in reality, they’re more inactive than we are. Think about it, besides being briefly hyper when people enter a home and going out for an occasional bathroom break outside, dogs are usually lounging around the house inactive. Since dogs age quicker (one human year is equivalent to seven dog years), dogs actually need exercise to stay healthy as they grow older—just like humans!
Sara Rue, an American TV actress, after having lost 50 pounds two years ago, stayed dedicated to staying fit and healthy. She even stringed along her two dogs, Biscuit and Bucket, who are both rescue dogs, into this new lifestyle.
Sara Rue told People,
It’s good for us both to be active
Nothing like your dogs to keep you motivated right? Sara Rue has even teamed up with Milk-Bone Trail Mix in encouraging people to take a hike with their dogs on the 20th anniversary of National Trials Day on June 2nd. But even if hiking isn’t your kind of exercise, Sara Rue admits to People,
Honestly, this is what we do a lot of the time when we can’t get out to the mountains to go for a full hike. We set our sights on an outdoor café where we know they allow dogs. We’ll take a long walk to the café, have some lunch, get our dogs some water and walk home
So just taking your dogs around for a lunch date with a friend can be healthily beneficial and fun for both your dogs and you!
Photo courtesy of: People