Whether you like to pace yourself and jog slowly across long distances or whether you prefer to sprint at top speed during circuit training, running is one of the most effective ways for people to get and stay in shape. Running is classified as an Aerobic exercise (or an exercise that requires oxygen, as the word "aero" is Greek for air) as well as a Cardio exercise (which include any exercises that put your heart to the test) making running the preeminent exercise for burning fat and losing weight. Fortunately for all of you dog owning runners out there, canines are naturally gifted runners who'll be delighted to join you during a workout! So here are a number different activities that I know will give you and your dog a run your for money.
Running on the Sand, Incline Jogging, and participating in Dog Friendly Marathons are just few of the ways dog owning runners can bond with their pets while simultaneously getting in a great workout for the day. The exercises I've listed can be modified to be more intense or less intense based on your own personal needs or preferences; for instance, someone looking to intensify an Incline Jogging session might want to consider jogging up a flight of stairs or a set of stadium bleachers while someone looking for a more scaled down version of an Incline Jogging Session would simply jog up and down a surface that's less steep. From personal experience, I can attest to the effectiveness of these experiences first hand. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that we all complete 30 minutes of Cardio three days a week to stay in tip top shape, so consider trying any of the exercises listed above during your next workout.