If you’re someone who struggles to push yourself to go out for a jog, and wish you could be more motivated, here’s a quick suggestion: go jogging with your dog. Assuming you actually have a dog, and one that’s capable of going for a run, this can be one of the best things you do for your fitness regimen. Here’s why jogging with your dog can transform the way you exercise.
They’ll Hold You Accountable
In many ways, a dog can actually be like a fully-fledged workout buddy if you want him (or her) to be. Dogs are very much creatures of habit and routine, so if you start jogging with them, they’ll expect to do it again and again. We all know how persistent dogs can be when they want something, and in this case, they’ll be pushing you to take them out for another jog!
They Make Jogging Fun
The more enjoyable a workout activity is, the more likely you’ll be to continue doing it in the future. Unfortunately, so often we find ourselves losing the willpower to follow through with certain exercise routines, but with a dog at the helm—especially one whom you love dearly—what could be more fun than that?