Hamsters and ferrets don't have all the fun! Both doggie agility competitors and kitty ones, too, enjoy a good tunnel. Do you have any of these laying around the house that your pets can play in?
Think Olympics, but for dogs. The World Dog Games took place in Sydney, Australia on Nov. 1 and included four canine sports and tons of furry competitors. Check it out and learn all about them in this slideshow!
OK, so most of your cats weren't exactly lining up to complete a feline agility competition . . . don't feel bad, you don't want to scare Sassy or get scratched in the process! Maybe we should leave it to the pro cats out there that can't get enough. But, what about your doggies? Any of you have sporty pups like Nala here that have competed (and won!) in time-trial obstacle courses or other agility events?
For a super-mini workout that you can do every day, try standing while you get dressed.
I know, it sounds too easy to make an impact, but standing while you get dressed forces your body to balance. This means that simply putting on your clothes will strengthen your reflexes and core muscles. Be careful and balance on one leg then the other, but imagine the extra strengthening you'll get from getting all dolled up by putting on your underwear, shirt, pants (or skirt), socks and shoes (tie them standing up). Try it out, I bet it's going to be harder than you think.
Fit's Tip: Bonus points if you put on tights, leggings or shoes with an ankle strap while standing up.