This is a short blog to give you 5 great reasons to get out canicrossing with your dog – now!
1 – Your dog will be happier and calmer after a canicross run – studies have shown that dog behaviour improves if your dog is getting the correct exercise.
2 – You will burn off that cookie you had after lunch – depending on your height, weight and how fast you run, you burn approximately 100 calories per mile, so 2.5 miles burns off the average chocolate bar, a pint of lager or a glass of wine!
3 – Regular exercise prolongs the life of you and your dog – it is well known that by taking 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 times a week you can reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer, this applies to you both.
4 – You will be improving your mental health – research has shown that running not only triggers the chemical release of endorphins but can boost cognitive function too.
5 – By canicrossing with your dog, you can achieve two things at once – why go to the gym and then walk the dog when you get home? Canicross is exercise for you and your dog, keeping you both fit, healthy and active.