Join us on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, for our DogTread “Walk With Us” Event
Obesity, a common and costly health issue that increases risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, affects more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the United States. By the numbers, 78 million adults and 12 million children are obese—figures many regard as an epidemic. 40% of our dogs are over-weight too. With such alarming obesity statistics, much focus has been placed on the causes of obesity.
At the top of the leader board, are poor diet and minimal exercise. In recent years, many physical activities for both adults and children, have been replaced by T.V. and computer time.
As Americans we all fall into the old Thanksgiving Day Routine- Eat, Lounge, Watch Football, REPEAT. This Thanksgiving Day, take 30 minutes out of your day and take a walk with your dog, your family, get some fresh air and STEP UP for your HEALTH!
Join us on Thanksgiving Day for our DogTread Walk With Us Event from your location and be entered to win a Travel Bowl and Bottle to take on your next hike or walk! We will choose 5 lucky winners from those who submit their photo and use the hashtag #DogTreadWalkWithUsEvent.
Studies on Exercise and Walking for Fitness with Dogs
On an average day, 30 percent of American adults walk for exercise and with good reason. Walking doesn’t require special equipment or athletic skills, yet it offers a host of health benefits- from helping you lose weight and lifting your mood to controlling diabetes and lowering your blood pressure. Find 10 more reasons to go for a walk RIGHT NOW here: 10 Reasons to Go for A Walk NOW
A twelve month study has shown that exercising with your dog has numerous positive benefits for people and dogs. The People and Pets Exercising Together (PPET) study found people who are trying to lose weight often need a positive support system of friends, co-workers and relatives. Unfortunately, these same people can negatively affect an individual’s exercise plan by sabotage and even negative influences. Exercising with your dog however, brings fun and enthusiasm not seen in other programs.
Thanksgiving Day Walk With Us Event
Get ready for Turkey Day by taking your dog, your kids, your family or your friends for a walk before the big feast and football game. It’s true that Thanksgiving usually brings many hours of sitting and eating while we watch others run up and down the field. Or maybe we’re taking in some Zzzz’s after eating all that turkey and stuffing!
RSVP for the DogTread Thanksgiving Day Walk With Us Event and be entered to win a Travel Bowl and Bottle for your next outdoor adventure!
How to Play the Walk With Us Event:
- Go to our DogTread Facebook page and click “Like”.
- Go to our EVENTS page and RSVP to our THANKSGIVING DAY WALK WITH US EVENT.
- Post a status note ON the event page that says: I’m in on the DogTread Thanksgiving Day Walk With Us Event!
- On Thanksgiving walk for 30 minutes with your dog and take a photo.
- Post your note and photo on the Event Page page that says: I completed 30 minutes of exercise with my dog on Turkey Day with your photo!
Once you’ve completed the 5 steps you’ll be entered to win a Travel Bowl and Bottle. 5 LUCKY people will be drawn and announced on Friday, November 25th.
Have fun, wag more and join the movement… your dog needs exercise every day. So do you. GET WALKING!