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FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 47:22 Happy Thanksgiving




Labrador Lesson for 11-24-22:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Three things we’re thankful for as Labradors: 1) Cooler weather for trail hikes with less risk of overheating or tick encounters; 2) regular walks with our humans; and 3) the chance that the humans will drop pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) on the floor during Thanksgiving prep

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, take a moment today (and every day) to appreciate the positive things in your life. We wish you a happy, healthy, safe, movement-filled Thanksgiving!

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FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 46:22 National Hiking Day Safety Tips



Labrador Lesson for 11-17-22:

Safety tips for National Hiking Day.

As Labradors, we don’t need an excuse like #nationalhikingday to get outside for a walk/hike/run…but because it IS National Hiking Day, here are 3 tips to help keep your 4-legged friends safe when you take us for a hike. 1) Keep us on a leash so that we don’t eat anything or chase anything that might hurt us. 2) Don’t overwork us. We get it. Temps are cooler; you’re ready to crush it! But take time to condition us for longer hikes. 3) Check our paws before and after hikes for signs of wear or injuries.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, get outside and get moving. Don’t wait for next year’s National Hiking Day to #takeahike

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FitLabPGH Presents Movement is a Lifestyle on PTCT7 – Show #10 – Mike Schultz, Highland Training



The latest episode of Movement is a Lifestyle on Peters Township Community Television features Mike Schultz of Highland Training. Thanks to the staff & students for making it happen and to our guest, Mike Schultz for taking time to talk about how to become a stronger, faster cyclist. Mike offered tips for cycling/training through the winter and guidance on whether hiring a coach is right for you. If improving your cycling is on your to do list, check out www.highlandtraining.net for endurance coaching!

FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 45:22 Ask Permission Before Approaching an Unknown Dog



Labrador Lesson for 11-10-22:

Ask permission before approaching an unknown dog.

As Labradors, we are friendly, energetic dogs, and because we’re also cute, we’re accustomed to humans and other dogs wanting to approach us when we’re out and about. We request that you please ask our humans before reaching out to touch (or sniff) us. This is for your safety as well as ours. If a stranger startles one of us, we might react with a growl…or worse…

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, it’s a good idea to get permission before approaching an unknown dog. Dogs might be leash aggressive…or in training…or afraid of strangers. Asking permission before approaching the dog helps to keep everyone safe.

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FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 44:22 Don’t Let Weather Discourage Your Movement




Labrador Lesson for 11-3-22:

Don’t let weather discourage you from movement.

As Labradors, we love to get outside for a walk/jog in ANY weather. Granted, we prefer cold, snowy days to hot, humid days, but overall, we just like to get out and move. We understand certain humans are more particular about their weather preferences, but we suggest you look beyond the weather and commit to year-round movement…especially if you have dogs. Tired dogs are happy, healthy dogs, so unless your dog loves the treadmill, get prepared to get outside year-round.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, get prepared to make movement part of your lifestyle year-round. Pick up the proper gear, then move more, and keep moving, no matter the weather.

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 43:22 Make Movement Part of Your Lifestyle Year-Round




Labrador Lesson for 10-27-22:

Make movement part of your lifestyle year-round.

As Labradors, we love to get outside for a walk/jog in ANY weather. Granted, we prefer cold, snowy days to hot, humid days, but overall, we just like to get out and move. We understand certain humans are more particular about their weather preferences, but we suggest you look beyond the weather and commit to year-round movement…especially if you have dogs. Tired dogs are happy, healthy dogs, so unless your dog loves the treadmill, get prepared to get outside year-round.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, get prepared to make movement part of your lifestyle year-round. Pick up the proper gear, then move more, and keep moving, no matter the weather.

Visit www.FitLabPGH.com for tips, hacks, and podcasts to help you get moving and keep moving through 2022!


FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 42:22 You Don’t Need Technology to Move



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Labrador Lesson for 10-20-22:

The Labs once again asked Ben to be their spokesperson to tell you a dog is a part of your family. Check out the video, or just read their wise words.

You don’t need technology to move.

As Labradors, we make movement part of our lifestyle. All we need for our daily walks are collars, leashes, and a willing human. We understand that you humans love technology, but technology is NOT essential for movement. As Labs, we don’t have Strava accounts, and we don’t track our macros in MyFitnessPal or LoseIt. But we DO move on a regular basis and eat high-quality food.

Whether you have 2 legs or 4, remember you don’t need technology to move. If you like to track (and share) your movement sessions and your food log, that’s great, but if you’d rather keep your movement sessions to yourself, that’s great too. And if you experience a technical glitch, and your movement session isn’t recorded by Strava…it still counts!!! So move more. Move often. And remember, you don’t need technology to make movement part of your lifestyle.

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FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 41:22 Dogs Are Not Accoutrements



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Labrador Lesson for 10/13/22:

Dogs are not accoutrements.

The Labs once again asked Ben to be their spokesperson to tell you a dog is a part of your family. Check out the video, or just read their wise words. When you take your dog for a walk/run/hike, remember to take into account your dog’s needs. A Movement session with a dog is NOT all about you. Engage with your dog. Let the dog set the pace. If your dog loves to walk in the rain, you are going to get wet. You won’t melt. Move More. Move Often. Move with your dogs.

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FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 40:22 Be Proactive About Your Health



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Labrador Lesson for 10/6/22:

Be proactive about your health.

The Labs wanted to talk about being proactive about creating a healthy lifestyle. They asked Ben to help out with the lesson…check out the video…or just read along for the essentials. Get your annual exam and recommended shots from your vet/doctor. If you have a cut, sprain, or other injury, consult a qualified medical professional. Eat real food. Move on a regular basis. The Labs prefer moving on most days to longer, “crush it” movement sessions on the weekends. Take home message: keep it simple, but be proactive – eat real food; move more; and visit a medical professional when needed.

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FitLabPGH Lab Lessons 39:22 Dog Walk Essentials



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Labrador Lesson for 9/29/22:

Dog Walk Essentials.

The Labs wanted to share the essentials for a safe, fun dog walk. They asked Ben to help out with the lesson…check out the video…or just read along for the essentials. The most essential element is an engaged human, who is focused on the dogs! After that, the labs suggest you include the following items: 1. A stylish collar (the labs like climbing rope). 2. A sturdy, colorful leash (again, climbing rope is great). 3. Snacks (depending on distance/duration). 4. Water (depending on temperature). 5. A First Aid Kit.

The Labs believe in making movement a lifestyle, so, whether you have 2 legs or 4, gather the essentials, get outside, and get moving.

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