Good news for pet owners, walking your dog counts as exercise.

It's hard to get off the couch, to be active, and get some exercise.

You've worked all day, you're tired, and you have to wake up early.

The weather is quite right, It's too hot, too cold, raining, snowing, windy, or the sun is too bright.

You live in Rockford and afraid to leave your house because of all the crime.

There are so many excuses to avoid working out.

Now, here's a easy way to get in shape. Just buy a dog.

Who would have known it's that easy? Not only is a dog your best friend, but they can also be your exercise buddy.

You don't even have to go on the personals of Rockford Craigslist to find a work out partner and have to worry that they're going to be some kind of freak.

According to bmcpublichealth.com,

"Owning a dog indicated a large, potentially health improving, average effect of 22 min additional time spent walking."

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If you have a dog already, you are set to go. If you don't, that's okay. You can easily find a dog in Rockford.

Here are some places you can adopt a rescue. Which is a good thing to do too.

There are some great places in Rockford to take your dog for a walk.

  • Rock River Recreational Path
  • Perryville Path
  • Rock Cut Path
  • Charles Street Community Path

Grab your best friend and take a nice stroll to get some exercise.


 

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