Health and fitness expert Rosemary Conley CBE has teamed up with the Kennel Club once again to launch a competition that encourages dog owners to enlist their canine companions to help battle the bulge.
The Kennel Club’s Get Fit With Fido Challenge launched earlier this month and runs until 15 July 2013. The challenge rewards the dog and dog owner who jointly lose the most weight, and the dog and owner who individually lose the most weight, with the help of exercising together.
NHS statistics show that over 60 per cent of adults are overweight or obese. However, it’s not just dog owners – according to The Kennel Club one in four dogs are overweight as a result of their owners' inactive lifestyles and research has revealed that one in five dogs don’t get their required daily walk.
Rosemary Conley said: “Dogs can be great fitness partners for those trying to lose weight and by simply increasing the length of walks, owners and dogs can improve their health and fitness together.”
Visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/getfitwithfido to find out more.