6 Health Benefits of Owning a Pets

Jun 30, 2015
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There are many ways a pet can actually improve your health in ways you would never expect!!

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  1. Pets good for the heart

happy_pugAccording to research has shown the long-term benefits of owning a cats and dogs include protection for your heart.Over the 20 years of one study support that people who never owned a cat were 40% more likely to die of a heart attack than those who had.

Moreover, another study showed that dog owners had a significantly better survival rate one year after a heart attack.So, pet owners have a lower risk of dying from any cardiac disease, including heart failure

  1. Pets help you have a Better Mood, More Meaning

article-0-1B3A4DE600000578-106_634x419Pet gives you a sense of belonging and meaning. You feel like you have greater control of your life. So,People with pets are generally happier, more trusting, and less lonely than those who don’t have pets. They also visit the doctor less often for minor problems.

3. Pets Reduce Stress

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Research shows that individuals with high blood pressure who adopted a cat or dog saw lower blood pressure in subsequent stressful situations! In only 15 minutes with your furry pet your body undergoes physical changes that dramatically reduce stress and improve your mood!

In addition, Playing with pets helps to increase your levels of serotonin and dopamine, which improve your mood, and can help to reduce levels of harmful chemicals that are increased when your stressed, like cortisol and norepinephrine, which can increase your chances for illness.

    4.Pet could Fight Depression

dogs-empathy-humans-120831-675555-A pet is one of the best ways of dealing with and recovering from depression. No one loves you more unconditionally than your pet. And a pet will listen to you talk for as long as you want to talk. Petting a cat or dog has a calming effect. Because when you taking care of a pet, walking with it, grooming it, playing with it and so on it would takes you out of yourself and helps you feel better about the way you spend your time.

       5.Pet is a Social Magnets
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People who use wheelchairs say that other people make eye contact with them more often and ask if they can be of help when they’re with their dogs.Many people don’t feel comfortable or embarrass to starting a conversation with a total stranger, but they could if the stranger had a pets. It’s an acceptable interaction that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. Especially dogs can help you connect with other people.

6.Pets Reduce Obesityistock_000018181752smallDog owners tend to be more physically active and physically fit than non-dog owners! You can also include your pet into your exercise routine such as Taking your dog for a daily 30-minute walk will keep you moving and ensure that you meet the minimum recommendations for healthy physical activity. This way will earn you healthful dividends.

“Pets often provide unconditional acceptance and love and they’re always there for you,” says Gary A.

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