How many times have you made New Year resolutions only to find you have quit within a week? As veteran resolution slackers, this year we decided to learn from our doggy friends and here’s their inspirational list:
Whether you are a morning, evening or night person, find time every day to go for a long walk with your dog. Sniff out snails, get mooed by cows or watch the waves as you walk along the beach - do whatever it takes to get moving and think of this walk as your “me time” - a time to de-clutter, destress and re-charge. A well exercised dog & person maketh a happy home!
Measure your portions:
The beauty of reaching a certain age in life is the realisation that diets don’t work and deprivation can lead to some epic grouchy moments. So eat healthy whenever you can, indulge when you crave that pudding and measure your and your dog’s daily portions to ensure neither of you are over indulging but are simply happy to be enjoying what you are eating.
If ‘fetch’ was an Olympian sport we know some dogs that would want you to throw the medal too! All pets need stimulation and playtime is one of the best ways to keep them active and engaged. Incorporating playtime into your weekly schedule not only helps your best friend, it will work wonders at de-stressing you too.
An old dog can learn new tricks:
When is the last time you did something new? If there was one resolution you keep this year, we would recommend it to be this one! Find something new to learn for yourself and your dog and set your goals. Research has shown that keeping an active and engaged mind helps one stay younger - true for both humans and dogs.
Sleep, sleep and sleep some more:
The experts unanimously agree that sleep is a time when our mind and body recharge and grow, so sleep deprivation can have serious side-effects on your health. Let sleeping dogs sleep and consider turning in early with them.
Happy New Year and best wishes for 2016!