Actress Sara Rue, best known for her role in "Rules of Engagement" (which syndicates on PIX11 in the fall), shared her remarkable weight loss story and talked about her new TV show "Malibu Country." She also talked about keeping you "pet fit" (she has two dogs).
Since her remarkable weight loss of more than 50 pounds, Sara understands the importance of staying active as she spends most of her time outdoors with her two beloved dogs. To help commemorate the 20th Anniversary of National Trails Day (June 2nd), Sara is teaming up with Milk-Bone to encourage everyone to get out and exercise with their dogs.
With today's obesity rate rising, and pets also in danger, it's more evident than ever that it's important to get up and get healthy with your pets. In the U.S. alone, there are an astonishing 35 millions dogs that are overweight and 6.7 million that are considered clinically obese, not to mention more than two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese.
Sara Rue is a critically-acclaimed actress best known for her roles as Brenda on the TV series "Rules of Engagement", Claudia Casey on the sitcom "Less Than Perfect" and Carmen Ferrara on the comedy-drama "Popular". Sara will also be staring in two new fall sitcoms this year, "Malibu Country" alongside Reba McEntire.
Born and raised in New York City, Sara spent most of her childhood backstage with her parents, who were very active in the Broadway theatre community. Sara's acting career began at age nine, when she was cast as Kevin Spacey's daughter and Burt Lancaster's granddaughter in the film "Rocket Gibraltar". Shortly thereafter, she won critical acclaim for her television series debut, starring in the comedy on the sitcom "Less Than Perfect" and Carmen Ferrara on the comedy-drama "Popular."
Sara, in partnership with the makers of Milk-Bone® Trail Mix dog snacks, is challenging pet parents across the country to get active with their dogs – and it’s as easy as a walk in the park. National Trails Day® is June 2nd, and to celebrate, American Hiking Society, along with Milk-Bone® Trail Mix, has identified a list of dog-friendly hiking trails in an effort to encourage people to get out and get active with their pet. The American Hiking Society is hosting hundreds of local market walks and hikes across the country in honor of the 20th annual National Trails Day®, and pet parents can visit the Milk-Bone® website (www.milkbone.com/trailmix) for a list of dog-friendly activities and hikes in their area.
“Living a healthy lifestyle is a huge passion of mine, along with of course, my two dogs.” said Sara Rue. “Being active with your dog is not only good for the pet parent; it’s beneficial for the pet’s well-being. Incorporating your dog into your workout routine is a great way to provide natural encouragement while spending quality time with your pet.”
Hiking is a healthy activity that is good for pet parents, as well as their dogs; and just as pet parents need refueling along the way, so do their pets. Many active pet parents will bring along a snack for themselves while hiking, and it is just as important to remember the dogs’ on-the-go treats as well. Milk-Bone® has created the first widely available trail mix snack for dogs to assist with keeping active pets nourished throughout the day, whether on the trail or at home.
“Milk-Bone® is proud to introduce this first-of-its kind product of Milk-Bone® Trail Mix,” said Melinda Winter, Milk-Bone senior brand manager. “We at Milk-Bone® sincerely believe that dogs are a part of our family and hope that pet parents and their dogs will hit the trails in celebration of National Trails Day® on June 2.”
Milk-Bone® Trail Mix is hosting Trail Mix sampling throughout the country at local National Trails Day® events on Saturday, June 2nd. Pet parents are encouraged to come out to hike with their pet and try the first widely available Trail Mix created for dogs and are invited to visit the Milk-Bone® website (www.milkbone.com/trailmix) to find dog-friendly activities and hikes in their area. Many locations will include samples of the new treat.
Milk-Bone® Trail Mix is the first widely available trail mix for dogs. Each bag of Milk-Bone® Trail Mix contains a mix of oven-baked biscuits with rolled oats and chewy treats made with real beef and sweet potato with a classic trail mix look and feel. The product is available nationwide. For more information on Milk-Bone® Trail Mix, consumers can visit www.MilkBone.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times