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Pet Walking Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Pet Walking.

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Exercising with Your Dog

You come home from a long day at work, ready to put your feet up and relax for a while. When you open the door to find your furry friend waiting, hoping that it’s time for a walk or a game of fetch, what do you do? Do you ignore the wagging tai...  Read more

Why Getting Outside is So Good for You

John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead." Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri...  Read more

15 Natural Mood Lifters

One morning I awoke and decided it was the perfect day to mix myself a "happiness cocktail." After indulging in my happy hour, I felt more than ready to take on the day! Just in case you’re wondering why a wellness coach is reaching f...  Read more

Aromatherapy for the Whole Family

In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided...  Read more

The Causes of Allergies

While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors. There are two main categories of ris...  Read more

Stretching (and walking) question
Updated 10/30/2014 10:48:37 PM

I was reading an article in a fitness magazine that was talking about beginning a walking program. The suggestion was that before walking you should be stretching so that your muscles were ready to walk; then walking at 80% of your planned speed for...  Read more

Went twelve days walking ten minutes messed that u
Updated 10/28/2014 12:14:20 PM

Went twelve days walking ten minutes messed that up last two days i did clean alot yesterday and tons of school work on Sunday no worries today I'm continuing my streak and gonna get some extra minutes in wish me luck!!!...  Read more

I am looking for a walking buddy around the Cedar
Updated 10/28/2014 10:55:45 AM

I am looking for a walking buddy around the Cedar Rapids Iowa area. Please msg me if your interested....  Read more

cardio alternatives to running/walking?
Updated 10/29/2014 2:48:36 PM

I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis a few months ago. Before then, my main form of cardio was running or intense walking and aerobics. I would mix in some strength training. I was told by my podiatrist to take it easy for a bit and not do any runn...  Read more

Good Morning all done my walk an Stair Master, wei
Updated 10/28/2014 10:20:24 AM

Good Morning all done my walk an Stair Master, weights...  Read more

Dogs are great walking buddies!!!

I have four dogs so I am NOT allowed to sit on the couch without getting their walks in. This is a great way to keep me motivated because some days I simply would not get up and exercise if I didn't have to. Looking at their longing faces makes me wa...  Read more

Dogs are great walking buddies!!!

I have four dogs so I am NOT allowed to sit on the couch without getting their walks in. This is a great way to keep me motivated because some days I simply would not get up and exercise if I didn't have to. Looking at their longing faces makes me wa...  Read more

THE WALKING WARRIORS_Sisters in Sweat

Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone...  Read more

Pets and the Summer Heat: How to Keep Them Safe and Cool

It’s no secret that there has been a lot of extreme heat in many of the states this summer and it doesn’t seem to want to let up. Where I live, it has been extremely hot and humid, which has put a big damper on some of my daily walks with...  Read more

In the News: Obesity Goes to the Dogs

The obesity epidemic has gone to the dogs. Seven dogs and one cat in Britain are starting a 100-day lifestyle makeover, complete with diet and exercise. They're all more than 30% overweight, according to a Reuters article. According to the story: "Th...  Read more