Exercise in any form is better than no exercise and that includes walking the dog.
When I have those days when my workload is too heavy to fit in a workout exercise routine then I console myself with the knowledge that my twice daily walks with my dog will suffice.
Don’t get me wrong there are many different types of walks. Do you have a chilled out/go for a stroll type of dog or do you have a dynamo on four legs?
I have a trotter!
My medium sized dog loves to trot. He can’t walk, he just trots (he would canter if I could keep up with him). I did wonder once if I should take up jogging just so he could really enjoy his “walks” but I’m not too sure if my old knees would cope with the continual stress on them!
So my walks are very brisk and a workout in themselves and if, like me, you aren’t able to go to the gym or follow your favourite exercise routine then go for a nice fast walk with your dog (or borrow one).