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What is a calorie?

Calories are the little bastards that get into your wardrobe at night and sew your clothes tighter…
MY CLOSET IS INFESTED WITH THE LITTLE SHITS.

Exercising with Your Dog

Pets Can Help Improve Your Health & Fitness 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Start slowly, gradually increasing the time and intensity of the activity. This will safely strengthen your pet’s muscles, aerobic capacity, and footpads.
  • Pay attention to how your pet is feeling. Signs that your pet needs to slow down or stop include drooling, stumbling, trouble breathing, and a long, droopy tongue. Take a break and consider making tomorrow’s workout shorter. Also remember that in hot weather your pet can’t sweat like you do to keep cool.
  • Concrete and asphalt are tough on your friends’ paws—especially on hot days. Try to walk or run on dirt paths (or grass) as much as possible.
  • The longer you work out, the more water Fido needs. Bring along a collapsible water dish to help your pet stay hydrated.
  • Be realistic about your pet’s limitations. Many smaller breeds love going for a brisk walk, but you’ll probably have to carry them on a strenuous hike. Animals with a thin coat will not tolerate cold weather very well, whereas dogs with thick coats don’t do well in the summer heat.
  • You should avoid strenuous exercise with your pet until they are finished growing (after 9-12 months for most dogs).

Working out with a buddy can be motivating and make exercise more enjoyable. So think about making a buddy out of your four-legged friend…

via Sparkpeople

Eat To Compete 4: Fuel Your Body Right

This is the last in a 4 part series of healthy eating for athletics.

When girls and women practise sport, they can profit from many health benefits. While these positive attributes far outweigh the risks involved in sports participation, there is scientific evidence that, under certain circumstances, the healthy body image of some female athletes can suffer through sport.

via Olympic.org

Good Excuse To Burn Calories

Shoveling snow burns approximately 395 calories per hour for an average, 145-pound person…just in case you wanted to know!

Just make sure you shovel carefully, bend at the knees, don’t twist when you lift, don’t overextend, take breaks or pace yourself, ..you know the drill!! 🙂