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11 Healthy Habits You Can Learn from Your Dog

11 Healthy Habits You Can Learn from Your Dog

By Megan Patrick, Staff Writer

Your dog relies on you to feed him nutritious food and take him to the vet for regular check-ups, but a lot of dog behavior is naturally healthy. You can learn a lot by watching what your pet does every day.
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Stretch before you get out of bed.

Obviously dogs don't use alarm clocks, but they also don't jump out of bed as soon as they wake up. Instead, they yawn widely and stretch out their bodies from nose to tail. You can do the same thing. Instead of leaping right out of bed, take a few minutes to stretch your arms over your head. Then gently push yourself up and swing your legs over the side of the bed. As you slowly stand, reach your hands toward the floor to stretch your legs and back. You can even imitate your pet and move into a yoga pose called downward facing dog, which is a great full-body stretch.