Staying motivated and consistent can be hard when starting your fitness journey, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Your furry friend can be part of your workout routine as well! Not only is this a great way to get fit, but it’s also a pawsome opportunity for you and your pet to catch up on your mew year’s resolutions!
Yoga is the purrfect exercise to help you relax and relieve any stress or tension you might have. Along with the health benefits, you’ll get to bond with your pet as you unwind from your busy work week.
When it comes to keeping calm and flexible, we can learn a lesson from cats. Incorporating your kitten into your routine can be easy! Simply start in a room with them and encourage them to be part of it.
If you have a dog, you’ll start to recognize that some of the yoga poses resemble a few of your canine’s movements. Although they can’t do all the poses, they’ll attempt to stretch by your side as you go through your flow. It’s okay if it’s not easy at the beginning, but don’t give up! Start off by shutting off all distractions and taking it slow; sitting and facing one another is a great way to start.
It IS possible to walk your cat on a leash if trained correctly. Training will probably take a lot of treats and patience, but it can be a rewarding experience for both of you. Give your fur baby the opportunity to step its paw out into nature and exercise by your side. Check out this article on how to walk your cat with a leash!
Dogs have plenty of energy and are always ready to spend time with their loved ones. Consider grabbing a leash and taking your pet out on your next walk/run around the block. Start slowly, train, and build tolerance together.
A furry running partner is a great way to motivate you to get out and work on your fitness, but be sure to take proper caution when going out with your pet. Before going out with you, your pet should be properly vaccinated and protected from heartworm and other parasites. Request your appointment today to keep your pet happy and healthy all year!
Wags & Weights
No more excuses! Your furry friend can be your gym partner and all that you need to help you get your fitness on at home. No matter where you are, inside or outside, you and your pet can work on bicep purrls or behind-the-neck-woofs.
Whether you’re working your upper body, lower body, or wanting to get a full-body HIIT workout in, there are plenty of ways to include your pet in your home workouts. Here are a few of our favorites:
A Word From North Slope Veterinary
A Dog’s Purpose is to make you laugh and love. They are always A Whisker Away, whenever you need them. We hope that you and your new gym buddy get a Bolt of energy and have fun with our suggestions, because we believe that healthy pets are happy pets.