Exercising with Animals, the Benefits for You and Them

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LACY!!! One of my Besties!!! WARMS MY HEART & SOUL. SHE IS THE BEST!!! AND SHE EATS MORE THAN ME!! LOL

Let me start off by telling all of you I absolutely LOVE and ADORE animals.  Hence, I am a vegetarian for 19 years now. Mostly for compassionate reasons, but also for my health too.  I do not lecture my vegetarianism, but I will talk about it often when the subject permits.  I am also open to having discussions about it with anyone of interest. One of the biggest reasons I am a vegetarian is because I do not believe in hurting animals. I do not agree with violence at all in general. I am against any type of violence. Anyone who truly knows me will tell you this.  I am sensitive and want everyone safe. I do not even like contact sports for this reason. Sorry guys that practice them, be safe while you engage.

My goal on this earth is to help as many animals and people before my dying day. And I want anyone who thinks of me thereafter I make my exit to have an abundance of wonderful joyous memories in their heart touched by a smile. With that said I want as many people on this planet to love, cherish and enjoy animals. I have multiple jobs. One of them I am very passionate about is Pet Sitting.  I believe humans as well as their furry children should  be getting daily exercise.

Exercising with your pet is good for you and them as it enhances your health. It is hard to get motivated sometimes so put it in your head to get up and do it for the animal too. Even if you do not own your own pet you can always help out a friends animal or volunteer at a shelter to exercise one. So your dogs hyper and wants to play well giddy up! Feed on the energy of the animal instead of suppressing it.   You have these animals in your life for special reasons. What your probably not realizing is that this exercise together is so good for your immune system, your cardiovascular system, your emotional state and you get to bond with your animals in the process. Happy animals rub off their happy energies to their surrounds.

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Animals can have a huge impact on our emotions. All smiles with love from Willow

Five things you can do with your dog to improve your health. A simple walk, agility training(dog obstacles), dance & and sing,  fetch & chase, and that dreaded bath time.. LOL

Just by a 20 minute walk you can lower your blood pressure and reduce behavior problems in your dog.

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Ready and anxious for their Walk!

Dancing and singing is always so much fun. While making your dog so happy giving them that attention they need  your also burning calories, increasing stamina and building muscles. Create a routine where they go in between your legs and run around you. Also let them hear your happiness in your voice and they may even chime along. Such a great way to connect and bond. Sure to make you laugh and put a fat smile on your face. The only thing Fat that will look good on you is that smile!

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Willow and I!! We are tight and we rock some Super Bass together!!

Design or find an exercise your dog enjoys such as agility or obstacles. Train them to do them on repeat with commands using tone of voice, positive reinforcement and treats. Willow she really likes to jump and punch at the boxing bag . She watches me and then she is so smart she repeats what I do. She is so cute. I think that she actually considers herself a big dog. LOL

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Muhammad A – Willow! haha

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Playing Fetch and Chase. Happy dog rolling in the back ground.

Fetch and chase at a park, the beach or your back yard is a fun way to get you both tired. Instead of just throwing the toy race your dog to retrieve it. This can also be done inside the house.

Here comes dreaded BATH DAY!! It is a must to have a clean doggy! Try to wash your pet once a week.  Cleaning your dog makes them feel loved, gives them the attention they crave, they will shine and smell so good. They won’t look at you so thrilled during, but after wards they are so happy and usually burst with happy energies! You also work many muscles in your body while bathing them. You use a lot of core and you certainly are strengthening your back as your washing them.

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Bath Tub Time! O NO!

Lets not forget about the kitties out there people! Pussys like attentions and to play too .. Just a few exercises for you and your beloved cat.  You can run around the house with a laser pointer or flash light while the kitty chases it.  You can also use these beams of light while you’re doing abs . Make your cat follow you on your crunch time . It will surly keep you both entertained. See who can get out of breath sooner. You can also tie a cat toy on a  dumbbell . Use the dumbbells in various movements and stimulate the pussy. lol

At the end of the day the animals and you will be much happier and healthier. And then you can relax and enjoy some rest. Lay in the shade or catch some sun rays, but cherish and enjoy the time you have with them as life is so very short. Live it well, life it with Love…

– R

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Getting some R & R together:)

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Sweet Old Samantha sleeping.

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