Paw Runner is born out of a passion for running and an even bigger love for dogs!!
Running was first introduced to me as a way to lose weight, but also accidentally became an escapism from the demands of a stressful business. It empowered me with a positive and strong mindset to help effectively deal with any difficult challenges along the way.
My best buddies, Barney, Poppy and I would put our best paws forward and run around the local woods. Not only was a positive change seen within myself both physically and mentally, but also my dogs.
Their coats shone, and they were happier, fitter and more stimulated ever before.
It was a win, win for a better lifestyle and mindset all round.
Now a qualified Running Leader as part of English Athletics, I want to make it my mission that human and dogs are given the best opportunities to lead a happy, fulfilled and healthier lifestyle, one paw at a time.
jOIN OUR MOVEMENT
ONE PAW AT A TIME
YOU CAN MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE TODAY
Increasing your daily and weekly exercise habits,
whether it be walking or running can make a real difference to both you and your dogs life. Leading to a healthier, happy, longer and more fulfilled lifestyle.
It is well documented that there are strong links between regular physical activity and positive mental health as it keeps you stimulated, alert, reduces stress levels and equips you to positively deal with any demanding situation.
There are also many health benefits which include weight loss, lower rates of cardiovascular disease, and a lower chance of getting Type 2 diabetes, depression and certain types of cancer.
The longer and more frequent the exercise, the better for you and you dog, as it actively promotes:
Fun – dogs love getting out for a walk, even if it’s a slow potter with lot of stops to sniff.
Keeping in shape – building and maintaining muscle tone is a great way to support joints.
Bonding – taking time out of your day to spend time with your dog increases happiness for both of you.
Weight management – extra weight can put unnecessary stress on your dog’s joints, so keeping them trim is a good idea. Older metabolisms can be slower too, so exercise is really important.
Our Mission is to get humans and our dogs, fit, healthy and happy!
With obesity and mental health issues on the rise in both humans and dogs, we are creating a movement to prevent this from happening and change your lifestyle for the better!!
The Kennel Club recommends that the average adult dog should have at least 30 minutes of exercise a day to stay fit and healthy.
Shockingly research by Forthglade, a dog food company, shows that this sadly isn't the case. Less than half of the UK dog owners are walking their dogs on a daily basis, with the average weekday walk being under 20 minutes long!!!
A lack of exercise can cause depression, anxiety, weight gain and an increase in illness related conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and liver disease, to name a few.
Mental health issues are currently at the forefront due to the way that we live our lives. According to the mental health charity, 'MIND', 1 in 4 people suffer from mental health issues.
1 in 10 dogs in the UK are currently suffering from mental health issues, which include anxiety, depression and stress. Common causes are:
Being left at home for long periods of time while the owner is at work
Lack of exercise
Lack of playtime
Lack of routine
Little or no attention from their owner