It’s already February! Can you believe it? Like many, perhaps you set a New Year’s resolution for yourself back in January. Did you know that the top resolutions always include exercising more and saving more money?
My guess is this probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to you. Personally, we think that spending more time with dogs should make the list, as it could help you achieve both of those common resolutions in one go!
Dogs: the most affordable personal trainers!
Studies have shown that spending time with dogs can reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and contribute to better heart health.
How is that possible, you ask? Dogs have a knack for reducing our stress levels and require going outside and exercising daily. Many people who weren’t previously active find themselves developing healthier, more active lifestyles when they spend more time with their four-legged friends.
Maybe you’re not at a point in your life where you can have a dog of your own. That’s okay! You don’t need to own a dog to reap the health benefits!
Didn’t meet your resolution in January? We’re only a few weeks into the year – it’s not too late to get started! We have a bad habit of coming up with excuses not to go outside, or to skip a workout for a day.
If you have trouble sticking to your resolutions, just call Max (woof!) your new personal trainer! Booking Rover Now walks and having a dog by your side may be just the encouragement you need to get those steps in each day.
Most dogs tend to walk at what is considered a “moderate” pace for humans. On average, we take 2,000 steps in one mile of walking. We’ve found that an average distance of a 30-minute Rover Now walk is between 0.8 and 1.2 miles.
It’s recommended we take 10,000 steps each day to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. That means if you walk dogs for just 2.5 hours each day, you’ll likely meet the 10,000 step goal!
Try booking recurring Rover Now walks! Consistency is key when maintaining your New Year’s resolutions. If you’re scheduled to walk a dog every Monday through Friday, you might just have built daily exercise right into your calendar.
If the dog’s on a routine walking schedule and you’re on the other end of the leash, you’ve got a good thing going.
Earn More Steps, Earn More Money
Choosing to book more Rover Now walks to exercise more frequently? That’s great. What’s even greater is you can earn money while earning your steps. If the common resolution of saving more money is a goal you’ve set for 2019, Rover Now walks are a great way to supplement your earnings and put some cash away for a rainy day.
If you’re providing Rover Now walks in your free time but have other sources of income, perhaps you’re able to let your earnings build in your Rover account, and can withdraw your earnings once a month to put towards your savings.
If you’re providing Rover services as a full-time job, make a goal for yourself to set aside the earnings from 1 or 2 walks each week to put away!
Those $25+ each week will really add up if you make a habit of setting it aside. If you put aside $30 each week, for example, that’s over $1,500 you could have by the end of the year!