Howdy peeps!!! Today, a post which is a timely warning not only for all my Blogville pooches and purrers, but quite possibly for their 'help' ... come to that, for just about ALL of us, following the festive feasting. Excess intake = excess exterior!!! We need to beware. It is all too easy to let the lips ignore the hips.
|From the Office of Wellness and Concerns|
Your's truly is not immune. Certainly age and physical disorder prevents a level of exercise which would ensure that my vegetarian, non-alcohol, less sugar diet served me better. It is still a work in progress and there is no question that since returning to a Northern climate, the carbohydrate consumption is proving a pitfall. Have already pulled back on that. Overall though, nothing beats being more active and am also building slowly in that department.
Daisy dog in the pasted article below (from PDSA news) sets us a very fine example to begin our year. Overweight pets are not happy pets. No kindness is being done in continuing to stuff them. Or ourselves...
|A formerly bulging Bulldog – who was so lazy she had to be bribed with ham to exercise – has been crowned PDSA Pet Fit Club Champ after shedding over a quarter of her bodyweight.|
Diet queen Daisy, from Middlesbrough, beat off competition from huge hounds, fat cats and round rabbits, who were all battling the bulge in our six-month diet and exercise programme.
Under the expert guidance of PDSA vets and nurses, Daisy has made an amazing transformation. She started the competition weighing in at a hefty 28.3kg but with PDSA’s help and her owner’s determination, she was able to lose around 8kg in weight – meaning that she’s shed an impressive 27% of her bodyweight.
The new slim-line pooch was one of 11 obese pets selected to embark on the pet slimming regime. They are all enjoying significant benefits to their health and wellbeing, thanks to losing weight. In total, the pets have lost a combined weight of 30kg (4 stone 7 pounds). Meet the 2014 pet slimmers and learn more about their journeys.