New Year’s Resolution to Get Fit? Your Dog Can Help!

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Mocha adds 10 pounds of resistance by sitting on mommy as she does push-ups! But walking your dog is a sure way to keep you both fit.

This time of year, a lot of people make the resolution to get fit. But instead of navigating crowded gyms with complicated equipment or struggling through workout videos at home, how about trying another way to lose weight that you’ll actually enjoy? It’s as simple as walking your dog.

Your dog needs the exercise as much as you do.

“In general, even a leisurely walk is good for your dog, both mentally and physically,” Bay Area based veterinary dermatologist Dr. Nicole Eckholm says.

That’s because many health problems can arise from sitting still.

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