One of the amazing powers of pets is their affect on our …sedentary lifestyle. Regardless of the health implications, being a little bit of a couch potato is just too much fun for most of us to pass up.
Our pets help us by making the “anti-couch potato” necessities more likely to happen. Did you know that walking your pet for 15 minutes twice a day fulfills the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendation for moderate, regular physical exercise. We may buy lots of exercise equipment or passes to the local health club – which may or may not get used regularly – but our pets get us out and about whether we’ve had a hard day or not. They beg, yip, or just look at us until we have to give in. The National Institutes of Health estimates that Americans spend $33 billion a year on weight loss products and services. Your four-legged personal trainer is your pet, and he/she will give you a workout for free!