FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 1:24 Happy New Year. Move More in 2024.

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Happy New Year. Move More in 2024.

The Labradors don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. If something in their routine needs to be changed, their humans make the change right away. But if you’re looking for a resolution for 2024, consider resolving to Move More.

Move more. Move often. Move with your dogs. Have a happy, healthy, movement-filled new year.

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 51:23 Move more. Bark less.

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Move more. Bark less.

Spending too much time talking about (or thinking about) your movement plan may actually prevent you from moving. Of course, do enough research and planning to stay safe, then get up and get moving. (Safety first…that’s why the Labs keep their human on a leash.) After your movement session, share your pics and insights…then keep moving!

Move more. Bark less. Make movement part of your lifestyle.

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 50:23 Give Your Pets the Gift of Your Time

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Give Your Pets the Gift of Time.

It’s the holiday season, and there’s nothing wrong with buying a few fun presents for your pets. Treats, toys, fancy collars and leashes are great. But remember that your pets REALLY want your time and attention. Commit to spending time with your pets…not just during the holidays. Whether moving outside or hanging out at home, pets enjoy spending quality time with their humans.

Move more. Move often. Move with your dogs. Give the gift of time to your pets. Have a happy, healthy, movement-filled holiday season.

FitLabPGH’s Movement Tips & Lab Lessons Week 49 of ’23


FitLabPGH
 brought to you by Moving2Live promotes the ethos #movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity with a movement tip and a Lab Lesson aka learn from the Labradors.

This week the Labradors remind us to Keep Your Dog(s) Safe

Our movement tips: Generous Gift Ideas for the Cyclist On Your List

 

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 49:23 Message from the Labs: Keep Us Safe

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Keep Your Dogs Safe.

When you move outside with your dog, you will occasionally encounter potentially dangerous situations…wild animals; unstable trails; and, of course, off-leash humans. If possible, we avoid contact, and conflict, with these dangers. We stay alert and aware of our surroundings. We are often able to reroute; if not, we give as much space as possible when passing an unknown animal.

The #1 goal when you move outside with your dog is to keep your dog safe. Move more. Move often. Move with a Labrador whenever possible.

 

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 48:23 Stress Management Tip from the Labs: Spend Time with Animals

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

Stress Management Tip: Spend Time with Animals.

As we enter the busy holiday season, the Labs want to remind you that your dogs (and other pets) may help you manage your stress. The holiday season is full of stress (good and bad), including additional work and family obligations, parties, shopping, and other schedule disruptions. Spending time with animals may help with stress management.

When life gets busy, and you feel stressed, remember to make time for your pets. Spending time with your pets will make them happier…and may help you manage stress. That’s a win-win. Move more. Move often. Move with a Labrador whenever possible.

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 47:23 We Need Time and Attention

Labrador Lesson from FitLabPGH:

We need time and attention.

As we enter the busy holiday season, the Labs want to remind you that your dogs need time and attention. Of course, we wish we could bring the Labs with us everywhere, but that’s not practical (fancy holiday parties) or safe for them (biking). So when we know we’ll be leaving the Labs at home, we take them for a walk first…to spend time with them…and to tire them out so that they’re ready to nap.

If you have pets, they are part of your family. When life gets busy, remember to make time for your pets, so that ALL of your family may have a safe and happy holiday season!

 

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 44:23 Be Proactive About Your Health

Labrador Lesson for 11/4/23:

Be Proactive About Your Health.

The Labradors count on their humans to create a healthy lifestyle. After consulting with the humans, the Labs have 3+ tips to help you and your 4-legged friends implement a healthy lifestyle. 1. Get regular movement. This is easy for the Labs; they love to move. 2. Eat quality food (and not “too much” of it). The Labs REALLY need the humans for this one…and sometimes humans need a consult from a registered dietitian. 3. Remember to get regular checkups and vaccines. Bonus tip: ENJOY your movement time; have fun with it!

Move more. Move often. Whether you have 2 legs or 4, take a tip from the Labs: be proactive about your health.

 

FitLabPGH’s Movement Tips & Lab Lessons Week 44 of ’23


FitLabPGH brought to you by Moving2Live promotes the ethos #movement is a lifestyle, not just an activity with 2 movement tips this week and a Lab Lesson aka learn from the Labradors.

This week the Labradors remind us to Move Consistently Throughout the Year

Our movement tips: Protect the Trails & Communication on the Trails

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 39:23 Enhance Your Dog’s Quality of Life

Labrador Lesson for 9/29/23:

Enhance your dog’s quality of life.

We all want our dogs to live long, healthy, happy lives. Here are 3 simple tips for enhancing your dog’s quality of life: 1. Keep your dog at a healthy weight. This calls for a combination of portion control and movement. Consult your vet or a dog trainer if you need guidance in formulating a plan. 2. Keep your dog active, ideally on soft surfaces with a healthy dose of hills to utilize more muscle mass. 3. Be present with your dog, who may not make good/safe decisions when left unsupervised.

Move more. Move often. Move with your dog. Get outside and enjoy hoodie season.