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Benefits to Walking Your Dog after a Thanksgiving Day Meal

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Once Thanksgiving has come and gone, and you likely devoured as many tasty treats, casseroles, bread, and turkey that you could fit into your belly.

It’s not uncommon for most people to gain the dreaded “holiday 15” which is a mockery of the coined term “freshmen 15”. Each year, millions of people put on some weight during the holiday season. It’s nearly impossible not to gain some weight unless you’re exercising and eating right.

However, even moderate exercise, such as walking, can provide multiple benefits for both you and your furry friend. As such, let’s take a look at a few of the benefits of walking with your pet after a big Thanksgiving day meal.

Cardiovascular

Walking increases both you and your dog’s cardiovascular health. It improves how the heart pumps blood through your body. As a result, it pumps more blood to the muscles of your body, your oxygen levels increase, and your blood pressure will decrease as a result of this activity. 

Emotional

Additionally, going for a walk enhances your overall mood as well as your pet’s. It can decrease depression, anxiety, stress, and fatigue when done on a regular basis.

Moreover, breathing in the fresh air, listening to the sounds of nature, and seeing new and exciting sites can improve your spirits as well.

Not only that, walking can help you sleep better and increase your energy levels throughout the day.

In short, walking a few minutes every day consistently can keep the emotional triggers at bay!

Digestive

Furthermore, a walk can help aid in digestion by reducing bloating, acid reflux, and heartburn by allowing your body to burn the excess calories and Walkingfat.

Walking can help you avoid having other stomach problems too such as constipation.

Also, it helps move the food you ate to the stomach faster so that the body can digest it quicker and reduce insulin levels.

Muscle

Additionally, walking not only burns calories but it also helps your body have leaner and stronger muscles.

As you walk more consistently with your pet, the muscles of your body will improve, become leaner, and more toned.

You’ll also lose some weight as the calories and fat are burning with the moderate exercise activity and overall will improve your confidence too.

Fun

Lastly, walking with your pet after a Thanksgiving day meal or after any meal for that matter allows for the two of you to bond.

Dog’s are a man’s best friend!

Walking is a beautiful way to show your dog how much they mean to you, let them see the world, and enjoy a fun activity too. It’s the perfect way to spend quality time with your beloved pet.

In conclusion, walking your dog has various benefits. In fact, there’s likely, even more, advantages to this fun activity. However, this provides you a few reasons to consider walking with your dog after your big Thanksgiving day feast.

Share in the comments below: How many times a week are you committed to walking your dog?

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