Exercise can have hidden benefits that you don’t even think about…yet can pleasantly surprise you!
I was taking my dog for a walk the other afternoon. As you can see in the post “Meet Roy” below – he is a 2 year old Staffy who is very friendly & energetic. He loves people to the point of wanting to jump all over them & lick them to death.
When I take him for a walk I always step to the side of the walking track & pull his leash in tight when I cross paths with someone else exercising – so he doesn’t have a chance to jump all over them.
This particular day just when we rounded the bend in the track, a few guys jogged past. I moved to the side of the path & because you couldn’t see if anyone else was coming around the bend, waited a few seconds to see if anyone else was coming past……….
To my surprise, another guy jogged past, then another and another and another…….
You could tell from their physiques that they were professional athletes & at the time we had 2 teams from the major city football league visiting our town for a promotional footy match.
Roy & I stood there memorised, as they kept jogging past!
They were so close! Usually Roy would be trying to jump all over someone running past – But this day he just stood there….. Maybe be could smell the testosterone!
So when you get out and make the effort to exercise – you just never know what you might see…Anyway let me tell you – Roy wasn’t the only one standing there with his tongue hanging out!
Exercising isn’t only healthy – it can add a bit of fun to your life!