No matter what you say about the "governator" who still seems to have a speech impediment as opposed to the witty ones, he not only changed the face of bodybuilding but also changed the world of cinema and politics.
I'm reminded of an Arnie quote that goes: "It is the mind that gives up first, and then it's the body."
And while this was in regards to lifting heavier weights, some people have are miles away from getting to the point when they can be considered as regulars to the gym.
And it is often, the lack of motivation that causes them to slink away whenever the topic is brought up either by a well-wisher or even the well meaning gym trainer.
Sadly, most people join the gym to get quick results, and anyone worth their salt will tell you that it takes a long long time to get what you want, in terms of fitness and strength, let alone looks.
The point is to keep pushing until you begin to see "positive" changes which might take a while because it gets much easier after that because the good 'habit' has set in. Yes, exercise becomes a drug…
However, in order to get you to this point, some people suggest that you must have a partner (obviously, human) but the truth is that they can be just as motivated to exercise as you are or not. And which means that they can work against your best interests as soon as they hand you the first excuse and so on and so forth…
Dogs, on the other hand, are a bit different!
Partnering with your Dog for Exercise
If you haven't noticed already, dogs just cannot sit still not unless they're sick or tired, and while it's a common practice to take the dog for a walk to get their 'dirty business' done, this can also double up as excellent exercise as several studies have shown.
And again, the effectiveness of the exercise you get from dog walking depends on the kind of breed that you own, and it is advisable that you pick a breed that is commonly available as rarer breeds are very expensive.
Your next question might be: Which dogs are the best for exercising… um… dog walking?
The truth is that there are quite a few breeds but the best ones for exercising are the ones that are most active and needs to be taken out for a bit of exercise themselves without fail. This puts the onus on the owner to get off his butt and leave their home for a brisk walk with their dog.
Best Dogs for Exercising
And so here is a list of dogs that you can choose from that will very well ensure that you get a good workout, even if you aren't a gym or fitness-oriented person at all.
#3: Doberman Pinscher
#4: Great Dane
#5: German Shepherd
And trust me, they will turn out to not only benefit you in protecting your home (as these breeds are ferocious in nature) but they will also help you lose weight in a matter of a few months. And of course, you'll be on your way to the gym in no time…