Improve Your Health By Walking Your Dog
Go, is the most basic forms of exercise. In accordance with the walking speed of 4.5 km per hour for fast walking speed of 3.6 km for the slow, less than 3 km per hour for a walk. But no matter what the form of walking, the body is an effective exercise is to enhance efforts to reduce the weight of the possible measures. Fast walking, and generally get up in the morning after, every 30 to 45 minutes, pay attention to heart rate should be controlled at 120 beats per minute less than an hour to walk 5 to 7 kilometers appropriate.
Improve Your Health By Walking Your Dog Do you know that taking Fluffy for a A total of 150 minutes of walk can improve your health? moderate aerobic activity Research has shown that walking your dog can (i.e. brisk walking) per week help you improve your health. is recommended by the A 2001 study in Australia found that people Centers for Disease Control who walked their dogs for at least an hour a and Prevention week were most likely to get the recommended level of health-improving physical activity. Improve your health by walking your dog Walking 10 Minutes At A Time Is Fine: daily! Even a 10-minute brisk walk , 3 times a day, 5 days a week can improve your health Top Reasons To Take Regular Walks With Your Dog: Reasons For You: Reasons For Your Dog: • Helps you get the recommended level of • Improves your dog’s cardiovascular physical activity (150 minutes a week). health. • Improves your cardiovascular health. • Prevents obesity in your dog and helps overweight dogs lose weight. • Helps you relax and feel better. • Helps your dog relax & bark less. • Gives you an opportunity to meet new people. • Improves your dog’s overall behavior. • Helps your neighbors recognize your dog if • Helps your dog find its way home if it it ever gets lost. ever gets lost. • Allows you to bond with your dog. Robles 9/2009 TIPS AND RESOURCES Walking tips for you: • Wear comfortable shoes Dog Parks In Los Angeles: 333 S Barrington Avenue, Los Angeles, CA • Stretch before and after to Barrington Dog Park 90049 prevent injury Griffith Park Dog Park Located at north end of the John Ferraro • Be visible to make sure Soccer Field on North Zoo Drive Los drivers see you Angeles, CA 90027 Hermon Canyon in the • Look both ways when you Arroyo Seco Dog Park 5566 Via Marisol, Los Angeles, CA 90042 cross the street 8260 Mulholland Drive, Studio City, CA Laurel Canyon Dog Park • Wear a hat and use 90046 sunscreen Runyon Canyon Dog Park 2000 North Fuller, Los Angeles, CA 90046 • Drink plenty of water Sepulveda Basin Off- 17550 Victory Boulevard, Encino, CA • Make your walks a routine Lease Dog Park 91406 1850 W Silver Lake Drive, Los Angeles, Silverlake Dog Park CA 90026 Westminister Dog Park 1234 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA 90291 Whitnall Off-Leash Dog 5801 1/2 Whitnall Hwy., North Hollywood, Park CA 91601 Walking tips for your dog: Try either long Prevent A Dog Attack • Supervise your dog walks or short • Avoid other dogs. Cross the street around young children frequent walks. if you see a dog you do not want to • Use a leash at all times encounter. • Bring poop bags to pick • Make some noise. Yell "No!" or up after your dog "Go Home!" in a deep loud voice. • Make sure your dog Aim to get 150 drinks plenty of water minutes of • Don’t walk your dog in walking per extreme weather week ! • Carry an object. Consider • Watch for unusual signs carrying a stick or other object that of fatigue or trouble you can use to scare away a breathing threatening dog. Robles 09/2009