Just Do It: Walk your Dog

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society

May … a month that often means spring is coming to an end and summer is right around the corner. All of April’s showers should now be giving us May flowers.

Many of us are starting to enjoy warmer weather and thinking about getting out and being more active. I think most of us have our health on our minds a lot, but it isn’t always easy to put our thoughts into actions.

Sometimes having a pet makes all the difference. Having a pet means we have to be active, and we have to think about our health so we are able to take care of them and keep them healthy.

Something as simple as getting up every morning and taking your dog out for a walk can jump-start your day, your heart and your spirit.

Guess what? It’s doing the same thing for your dog — taking some time to play with them often boosts your adrenaline, gives you some time for fun, laughter and bonding time.

Guess what? It’s doing the same thing for your dog — that evening walk is providing you time to unwind from your day, get out and forget about your worries and enjoy your surroundings and all the beauty around you.

And once again, guess what? It’s doing the same thing for your dog.

Having a pet is good for your health, your heart and soul. There is nothing or anyone on earth that loves you more unconditionally than your own dog. They don’t judge you and they don’t care how much money you make, what you look like or are wearing, or what kind of car you drive.

They only care about you coming home every day so they can give you all the love they have. The absolute best part of my day is coming home and opening my front door to see my tail waggin’ dog who has been waiting for me so she can make everything better!

Then, it’s time for that walk they have been waiting for all day. If you think about it your dog could be your best motivator and workout partner.

Here’s my advice: Get a dog for the health of it!