Have a dog? They need exercise just as much as you do.
Our puppy is just over a year old and is just now able to run short distances with us. We were told to wait until he was at least 1 year of age before running any type of distance at all. We have started his running career with about a 1 mile run and a 2 mile walk. He absolutely loves it. He is happy to go any time. The joke in our house is you say “walk” and our dog immediately comes to a stand still and is on the best of behavior. Funny if you think about it.
Here is a starters guide to get you and fido moving.The simplest and most popular exercise routine is walking. We prefer to have a combination of both running and walking in our walks. A daily routine of walking is a good basis for any fitness program. And the easiest. Maybe even the oldest. And cheap too. Need I say more?
All you need is a collar and a leash. If you have a reluctant or overeager walker, get off to a good start with a training collar (nylon slip collar, check chain, or prong collar depending on how undisciplined the dog). These collar are humane but effective because they restrict her the more she pulls against the leash. Learn to use a training collar the right way!
Four Things That Can Make For Great Runs
1. A pooper scooper. Not only is does this make it nice for other people, it’s the law in most places.
2. Water. If walking more than 20 minutes or in hot weather, bring a retractable or small dish and a water bottle.
3. Rest stops. Be attentive to your dogs needs if he needs to stop.
4. More buddies. Hey, you know the walk is good for you too. Take a roommate or your honey and talk about the day. Take your kids and get them on the dog care routine.
It is funny, for the past 5+ years when most new parents would look to a new jogging stroller they would head straight to a BOB Revolution or other all-terrain stroller without hesitation.
It is interesting because although many of these new parents were already active and loved to run many thought this was the best stroller ever. All-Terrain strollers still are my favorite jogging strollers. It is just that if you are a true runner putting in many miles a day you really want a stroller that will go the distance. A fixed wheeled stroller is what you really want. A swivel/fixed wheeled front wheel will eventually shimmy back and forth from wear. It is inevitable……
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Just in time….a little something to get you moving thru the heat of your workout. Summer heat can really get you down so be sure to run earlier in the morning or later in the evening than you normally do. Most importantly hydrate the day before you put in an extremely hard work out. Dehydration is no fun but, with a little prep you can have a very enjoyable run. Here it is…our August Playlist.
A convertible stroller is one that will grow with your family. Turning a single stroller into a double baby stroller and back again when needed. These strollers are perfect for parents of twins giving them a high end stroller that will move with ease no matter what their two little bundles might end up weighing. We have put together a comparison chart to make reviewing the details of each in-line baby stroller so much easier. Click here to view our chart: Comparison of Promenade, B-Ready and CitySelect
The Phil & Teds Promenade Convertible Stroller- New for 2012