Have I told you about the new addition to our family yet? Meet our new golden retriever puppy, Simon!
I’ve been wondering for a while about getting a pet and my two kids were keen to have a dog, so we finally took the plunge and adopted this little cutie! One of the greatest benefits in terms of dieting, health and fitness is that this little fella ensures we get plenty of exercise on a regular basis.
Since we’ve had Simon, I’ve been out and about walking far more than ever before, which has had a great effect on my fitness levels. It’s also helped burn off some extra calories, which is always a great bonus. Being a lively puppy, he keeps us busy and active even we’re not out walking, chasing after balls and causing lots of mischief, so our general activity levels are being helped too.
As someone who’s ever conscious about the need to be healthy and active, to help keep trim and reduce the risk of major health issues, this is really important to me and I’m pleased that my kids are benefiting from their new pet in a whole host of ways.
At the moment, we’re taking a daily walk around the block, but as Simon gets bigger, we’ll increase it to twice a day, plus extra long walks at the weekend.
Do you have a dog and has it helped your fitness and diet plans? Please share your doggy stories with me!