A yellow lab sticks its nose up at the camera happily for world wellness week.

Five Fun Ways to Celebrate World Wellness Week with Your Dog

World Wellness Week is upon us, a global movement that is truly highlighting the importance well-being plays in our lives. Self-care, community connection, good health, and the happiness that our friends, family and dogs bring us.

At Get Joy, we want to help you make the most of this week and every week. So, here's a list of five fun, actionable activities that you and your dog can benefit from and enjoy together.

1. Get Active Together: Combine your daily workout with your dog's walk. A jog or a brisk walk serves as excellent exercise for both of you. It'll boost your mood, help manage weight, and your dog will love the extra time spent together.

2. Mindful Eating for Two: Plan a nutritious diet for you and your dog. Include a balance of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains for you, and the same for your pal. Nutrition is a commitment but one that you feel and see the impact of, near immediate.

3. Embrace the Zen of Doga: Try dog yoga, or "doga", a fitness trend that incorporates your pet into your yoga routine. It promotes physical health and a deeper connection with your furry friend. You see it in their body language and eyes that they want to move, want to exercise. Pick up on those signals and enjoy.

4. Prioritize Sleep: Following your dog's example, prioritize a good night's sleep. A well-rested mind and body contribute significantly to overall health and wellness. For them is likely a lot more sleep but for you, 7-8 hours is center of the bullseye. A rested brain and body makes recovery more realistic and possible.

5. Create Shared Wellness Experiences: walk in packs of people and dogs, a dynamic that brings community and connection to the front, a priority. We’re all social animals, we need this connection to become our best selves. Safe to say our dogs need this dynamic as well.

A key takeaway and Remember, World Wellness Week is not just a celebration of health, but also the joy our dogs bring to our lives. We have a responsibility to take care of our dogs, so let's pledge to look after our well-being and the well-being of our entire family, not just this week, but every week.