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Dog Walking Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Dog Walking.

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''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 Uphill - why not on tracker?
Updated 12/20/2014 12:11:50 AM

I live in the foothills of California and if I want to walk from my house it is steep hills. I walk a mile out and a mile back and at least 30% of the one way walk is up steep hills. Why isn't walking uphill on the tracker to choose from? I had to go...  Read more

When I walk (3 mph) on the treadmill, I warm up "f
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When I walk (3 mph) on the treadmill, I warm up "flat" (0%) for 5 minutes, then increase 1% incline every minute until I reach halfway through my workout (time). Then gradually decrease 1% each minute until I reach 0%. Cool down at 0% for 5 minutes....  Read more

What does everyone do for cardio ? Is walking enou
Updated 12/17/2014 5:26:33 PM

What does everyone do for cardio ? Is walking enough?...  Read more

Heart rate. Think about it like this: you can walk
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Heart rate. Think about it like this: you can walk 5,000 steps at 3 mph (low HR) or you can run 5,000 steps at 6 mph (high HR). The more effort you put in (higher HR), the more calories you'll burn....  Read more

Just bought a walking workout video on Amazon Prim
Updated 12/16/2014 10:58:36 PM

Just bought a walking workout video on Amazon Prime last night. I have 2-3 days a week available to exercise. Looking for some cheerleading and encouragement! Also what are some suggestions for low cost calorie burn trackers? Thanks bunches everyone....  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

THE WALKING WARRIORS_Sisters in Sweat

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

Walked dogs for 7 miles. Yay me!...  Read more

Dog walking for exercise again today

It was pouring this morning so bike riding was not happening. We could see the rain bouncing of the road and we didn't fancy a soaking to be frank. Just as we were about to leave for work, the rain stopped and the black clouds cleared, leaving grey...  Read more