Walking your dog can be a pain in the butt, but the exercise can also help save your life.  And of course, it’s the ultimate bonding exercise as well.  So just in case you need reminding, here are three great benefits of walking your dog:

Walking your dog can get you a date

Can’t get a date? Well, that’s probably because you’re not walking your dog. If you’re single and looking for a mate there is no better app then getting off your app and walking your dog. According to a recent survey by Purina, 54 percent of people have found their pet helps them start a conversation with someone they are interested in.

Walking your dog can save you cash

Dog walkers get more exercise than someone with a gym membership. On average, someone walking their dog spends 24 minutes twice a day – a total of 5 hours and 38 minutes a week. That’s more than many people spend at the gym and it’s free!

Walking your dog can lower your stress levels

meg obrien with dogipackStop being a stress case. Walking your dog lowers your stress hormone cortisol (the stuff that makes you tight and nuts and terrible to be around). The effect of having a partner walk with you decreases cortisol, which is why you see so many people who have PTSD assigned dogs. Not only that, but The American Heart Association states “Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with decreased [cardiovascular disease] risk.” That includes a lower risk for stroke, a leading cause of disabling brain injury.

Ready to start walking your dog?

Make it easy. Dogipack is the must-have accessory for dog parents everywhere: a hands-free accessory that makes walks easy. No more struggling for poop bags, no more searching for pockets, and no more missed puppy-petting opportunities because your hands are full. Put your cellphone on flashlight mode and slip it into the Dogipack for safe evening strolls! Included with the Dogipack:

  • Collapsible Bowl
  • Bags On Board Waste Pick-Up Bags
  • Cellphone Holder
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Carabiner for keys, leash or mace
  • Pocket for I.D., Cash or Treats
  • Reflective Belt Webbing

If you purchase a Dogipack before October 7, 2017, you’ll get 20 discount and free embroidery and shipping. Dogipack gives a portion of proceeds to a different dog rescue organization every month.

About Megan O’Brien

When she’s not rescuing dogs, Meg writes for Harper’s Bazaar and markets beauty brands. Meg started the first beauty blog for the everywoman, Meg’s Makeup.  Dogipack, an all-in-one functional and fashionable dog walking belt, is her first invention.