7 Amazing Benefits to Walking With Your Dog!

When I’m feeling blue, my dogs motivate me to get out and walk. And when I do, I always gain fresh perspective and feel happier!

Life is tough, and more often than not we find ourselves sitting inside lamenting our problems in the dark rather than getting outside and letting nature and sunshine help us heal.

Personally, I think dog owners have an amazing advantage in this area. Dogs need their daily walks or playtime outside. What better motivator to lay aside our problems and get outside and hang out with our furry friends!

If you’re feeling sad or troubled in heart, I’d like to encourage you to get your walking shoes on, and get outside. Let your dogs lead you to beautiful places where nature soothes the weary soul and vibrant colors ignite feelings of hope. Breath in the fresh air and exhale any worry and fear. See God in creation, be encouraged, and give thanks.

There are countless amazing benefits to walking your dog. These are just a few I’ve found personally helpful.

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How I Found Relief From Sadness

puppy licking face

“There’s no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” —Ben Williams

While trudging through a season of sadness, there was one thing I longed for more than anything else—RELIEF! In other words, I wanted to be happy again.

Sadness is a normal human emotion, but when it lingers, depression may be looming on the horizon. Having experienced both at different times in my life, I knew to take quick action …

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