Fitness & Nutrition

Downward Dog: Working Out with Your Furry Friend(s)

October 30, 2020

Your dog will never make you coffee but still offers plenty of positives. And, as we brace for an unusually daunting winter, maximizing your dog’s potential as an exercise buddy could be just the thing for cold-weather joy. Walks and runs? That’s rookie stuff. Pro-level dog-ercisers give their pups and their fitness a boost with advanced moves like plank passes.

Getting your dog up to speed on weighting your push-ups or providing the advanced sit-up assist may take some work—and more mass than a shih tzu can offer—but you’ll both benefit, and anyway what else do you have going on to fill the dark hours ahead? Starting a happy, healthy routine now will pay dividends through the months of short, cold days—for you and your best friend. We have ideas.

Good luck, happy exercising, and may your dog be much more into your endeavors than these jokers. And if dog-ercising won’t help you attain all of your fitness goals, Hancock Wellness Center can help! Check us out in Greenfield, New Palestine, or McCordsville.