If you own a dog, you already know how important it is to walk him regularly. You also know that walking your dog keeps both of you fit and healthy, but during the cold days of winter, getting out there every day can seem more of a chore than a pleasure. This is why January has been designated Walk Your Dog month.
We all know how easy it is to resume a good practice once we take a break. Walk Your Dog month can help you stay on track with your New Year’s resolutions. Walking your dog provides much needed exercise, which is good for your physical health, but what about your mental health?
For one thing, it gets you out of the house. Many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter months. With COVID-19 still ravaging several parts of the world, many people suffer from loneliness and isolation. Getting outdoors with your pet in the cold, fresh air can boost your mood and stave off depression. A few other benefits of walking your dog are:
- Companionship, acceptance, and unconditional love
- A feeling of calm and security
- A feeling of being needed
Walk Your Dog month can help you stay on track with your New Year’s resolutions.
Want to make your pooch look extra special for Walk Your Dog month? Try some of these essentials to keep him nice and warm during your walk.