It's often hard to find time to exercise, or at least the motivation to get off your booty.
Unless you have a doggy!
They're a big, furry pile of motivation, waiting to be unleashed! (But keep them on their leash unless you're at a dog park or something! LOLz!)
With a dog, there's always an excuse to go for a brisk walk!
That's why Purina and Jenny Craig have teamed up to bring us the Power of Two program.
The program puts pets and their owners on a weight loss journey together. Experts at Jenny Centers and Purina Certified Weight Coaches in vet clinics will work to make custom exercise and diet plans, with weigh-ins and other types of support.
Jessica Collins, Area Market Director and Consultant Trainer for Jenny Craig, said:
"Pets are a part of the family, and they share the lifestyle of their owner, including healthy or unhealthy habits. With the right tools and support, pets can make the best weight loss partners, as they can help motivate their owners to ditch bad habits and get moving."
That's such a great idea!
So glad these two companies are getting together to help out people and their pets!
While the solution may seem simple, losing weight can be daunting for both pets and their owners. One of the greatest challenges with weight management is making the right decisions about eating and exercise.
- Both pets and owners need specific advice, not just a vague recommendation to lose weight. They need to know what to eat, how much and how often.
- They also need specific recommendations for exercise, based on the owner’s lifestyle and the pet’s health.
- Owners need to be held accountable. That means regular weigh-ins and consultations with a health professional are vital.
- Walk before running. When beginning a new exercise program, set short-term, manageable goals and gradually increase the level of difficulty and duration.
People and pets can take the first step toward reaching a healthy weight together by signing up for the Power of Two program at www.PowerofTwoProgram.com. Among the special offers with sign-up is a choice of a free consultation from Jenny Craig, for up to 90 days (plus the cost of food and shipping if applicable), and a $15 veterinary visit rebate with the purchase of Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management® Canine or Feline Formula, available by prescription only.
So are you interested in whipping you and your doggy into tip-top shape??
Then click that link and go sign up!!
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