A Little Dog Helps Restart a Healthy Habit

A Little Dog Helps Restart a Healthy Habit
Tender Points logo One of the reasons I adopted a little dog last year was to motivate myself to walk more. I bought a new pair of running shoes that made walking much more comfortable. Don’t be misled. I’m definitely not a runner. But my rheumatologist once suggested that running shoes had the best support and impact cushioning, which would encourage me to walk farther and longer while experiencing less trauma to my body. And so it began. Sammy and I started slowly. After months of only walking to the corner and back, we finally made it around the block. When that became easily doable, we graduated to walking around two blocks. Fast-forward nine months, and we were clocking a mile and a half each day. The Stepz app on my phone confirmed that amount daily. I felt more relaxed and had more energy than I'd had in a long t
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