Agility is a rapidly growing recreation within the United States for dog owners. Agility is a dog sport that requires human handlers to guide their dog through an obstacle course. The goal in completing the course is to be the fastest team while collecting the least number of faults. There is a niche community built around the sport that ranges from avid competitors to hobbyist handlers that participate. Research in the sport of agility has primarily focused on the dogs that compete. This original research previously found that dogs gain many benefits from participating in the sport. One of the benefits for dogs is the improvement in their overall health. Since the agility is a team sport between dogs and humans, one has to assume if previous research has confirmed that the dogs in the teams receives health benefits then the human handlers must receive some benefits as well since they participate in completing the course with the dog. Research in this field of questioning the benefits of participating for the handlers only began in the early 2000’s, but is quickly expanding. This new research has presented strong evidence into the benefits in health for human handlers. These benefits in health for human handlers for participating in agility can be examined within the three different categories: physical, mental, and emotional.
Owning a dog teaches you life lessons and adds some excitement to the everyday. My dog, Belle, has brought so much to my life. She has taught me lessons in life. She has made me laugh. She is one of the greatest things ever. Now I have compiled a list of the 10 things Belle has taught me while raising.
It is not unusual for a blogger to be asked why they have started their blog. Many have a niche that they felt needed a new voice in. Some have a very narrow of interest such as food or travel. However, I never wanted to do your standard blog.
Last year, I had the honor of attending Go for the Greens in Orlando, Florida and gain mentoring from business leaders. However, I have gained more since the conference has ended. Go for the Greens has hosted online seminars for their mentees with more community leaders via Zoom discussing topics relevant to those growing their leadership skills. So why does this apply to you, my reader?
In Lockdown, I had to figure out how to workout at home like the rest of the world. So I went to YouTube, and searched for at home workouts that need no equipment. I also wanted good starter workouts since I am not the most athletic person in the world. Youtube was full of them and I got to workout to a few of them. So here is the YouTube playlist I came up with for at home workouts.
I love books. You can find me curled up with one most hours of the day. However, it is hard to carry heavy books with you in your bag and running around trying to manage life. When life was on-the-go (pre-COVID), I would use one app to bring my bookshelf with me no matter where I go. It made a bunch of novels the weight of a cell phone.
One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is Life Kit. I have reviewed some awesome episodes that they have produced like Sleep Your Way to Better Health! and Life Kit: Guide to Studying and Happiness in College. They recently came out with another amazing episode that I recommend for anyone looking to hack life.
We are all trying to maximize the weekend. We work hard during the work week so why shouldn’t we try to maximize our days off? Life Kit developed this episode around how to have a good weekend. Having a good weekend is important to our health and lifestyle so why not work on achieving it! The tips provided are all backed by the experts so you can trust the tips listed to possibly work.
In times of uncertainty, it is interesting the things we turn to for reassurance of a promising tomorrow. For me, I turn to tarot cards. It sounds silly but why not try something more silly if it reassuring to the listeners. I don’t own my own set of tarot cards or know all the oracle meanings of them so I rely on other’s readings.
Modern Love was an exposition put in the New Yorker to talk about how love has been found and discovered in modern times. There are tales of hope and heart-break written by various authors across the country. I love the simplicity of the short shorties as the grip you hard and fast before you have reached the end as they address the never ending topic of love.
Spring has arrived, and despite the craziness in the world right now. I decided to create a bucket list of things I want to accomplish this spring.