MAY-ed For Fitness Buddies: Exercising With Your Dog

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Dogged by Obesity Man’s best friend is battling one of man’s worst enemies — obesity. Up to 40% of dogs in the U.S. weigh too much. Like people, overweight dogs are at risk for health problems, from arthritis to heart disease. This is one challenge you and your pet can face together. Research suggests people […]

Caution: Hot Weather Workouts

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Well, it’s about time the sunshine and warmer temperatures made it to Michigan. Like me, most fitness minded mid-westerners have been waiting months for outdoor exercise; bootcamp, swimming, biking, hiking, walking or running club – basically anything that happens outside to workout and energize our body and mind.  To avoid being side-lined during your outdoor […]

The Joys And Dangers Of Hiking With Your Dog

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It’s no surprise that environmental consultant Ali Baird loves hiking with dogs – she met her husband Nathan in 1995 when he was hiking with his Rottweiler, Ooo. Since then, she’s been hiking throughout the mountains of California and Colorado with canine companions and loving every minute of it. “It’s fun for both of us […]