You already have to step out with Snoopy in the rain, snow, wind and fog at least twice a day (you and the mail carriers deserve some kind of medal), you might as well make the most of it. When you're both feeling up for a little more activity, crank up the intensity and you could see real results. Tricia Murphy Madden, creator of the workout DVD, My Best Friend's Workout, shows us how to make over our dog walk into a workout.
- Walking lunge: With your dog next to you on a leash, begin with a step forward with your right leg. Lower your body to 90 degrees at both knees -- try 45 degrees if you're a beginner. Don't step out too far. There should be between 2 to 2.5 feet between your feet. Keep your weight on your heels, and don't allow your knees to extend beyond your toes. Inhale as you bend into the lunge, and exhale as you come up. Your dog should walk beside you as you lunge. Repeat this 10 times per leg, then rest at a comfortable walking pace. Repeat up to 3 times per walk.