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Dog Walking Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Dog Walking.

''I Walked From a Size 14 to a Size 8''

Bonnie (BONNIEBELLE2), who declined to share her starting weight, knew she was overweight and was ready to do something about it. So she started by putting one foot in front of the other with a walking program. Forty-two pounds later, she’s dro...  Read more

Exercising with Your Dog

You come home from a long day at work, ready to put your feet up and relax for a while. When you open the door to find your furry friend waiting, hoping that it’s time for a walk or a game of fetch, what do you do? Do you ignore the wagging tai...  Read more

Important Safety Tips for Outdoor Runners and Walkers

Two weeks ago while I was out for a five-mile run on a busy street in my neighborhood, I saw another runner coming at me. While I was running facing the oncoming traffic, she was running with the flow of traffic. I always run against the flow of...  Read more

14 Ways to Add Variety to Your Walks

While a walking program can be exciting and challenging at first, you don’t want to fall into a rut by doing the same thing month after month. Here are some ways to add variety to your workouts, whether outdoors or inside on the treadmill. ...  Read more

Squeezing in Exercise

I'm not a real mom, but I did play one once. Some friends of mine, planning an overseas trip, asked me to stay with their boys while they were gone. Honored to be chosen-- especially after I heard that the boys, ages 12, 14, and 16, ha...  Read more

Walking is a good activity, and if that's all you

Walking is a good activity, and if that's all you can do, it's a great way to get the kids outside too. :-)...  Read more

Good shoes are worth the money. If walking is your

Good shoes are worth the money. If walking is your primary activity, you should have shoes fitted correctly to you and your activity. Back off your time/distance until your body gets used to the new effort, then increase gradually....  Read more

Hi :-) does 90 minutes of walking ( 50 uphill- 40
Updated 4/16/2015 7:57:20 AM

Hi :-) does 90 minutes of walking ( 50 uphill- 40 down) at anyway help whit belly fat? Im soooo not ready to do abs :-) I never workout before. I'm 240 lbs.. and trying my best to eat 1300 - 1500 kcal a day. Ty for your help :-)...  Read more

Walking outdoors actually helps me manage my stres

Walking outdoors actually helps me manage my stress. Take your little one out for a stroll! Try delaying your cravings by drinking water first or distracting yourself with a small chore or other activity. You may end up forgetting all about it....  Read more

should you warm up before walking
Updated 4/17/2015 10:21:07 AM

I was told it isnt necessary to warm up before walking? i am wondering dont need to have an injury...  Read more

Get Moving

Fidget, pace, dance during commercials, stretch often, walk the dog, walk a baby, walk a friend.Waking up muscles burns more calories than letting them sleep. (just don't be a pest to your family.)...  Read more

Fitbit Trainer

I subscribed to the Fitbit Trainer, and it allows me to see the impact of the intensity of my exercise. My long dog walks don't burn many calories, but take a lot of time. When I have a specific CICO goal, Fitbit reads SP's Nutrition information an...  Read more


Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone...  Read more

Exercise Will Stop Being a Chore and Start Being Fun--But When?

Last week, I blogged about walking my first 5K, a huge accomplishment for me. At what point did exercise go from being a chore to something to look forward to for me? When I quit making myself try to perform at other people’s levels,...  Read more

DVD Review: Amy Dixon's 'Give Me 10!' Has It All

Adopting my dog a few months ago has changed my life in many ways, and that includes my exercise routine. While I'm even more active than before since I share dog-walking responsibilities with my fiancé, I'm not able to spend as much t...  Read more

Dog walking

i just bought a new Fitbit since my Jawbone Up and died again. So, motivation - yay! The biggest benefactor I think is Hoover the Dog. That being said, a good sleepy Hoover is a happy dog mom. Have a great day!...  Read more

Gear Up for Winter Dog Walking
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