I feel like a lot of people say it… “Having a pet will allow you to live a longer, healthier life.” Now, I will admit, for the longest time growing up… I didn’t really believe it. But now that I am on my own, and I have lived with and without a pet for an equal amount of time, I will say that I have noticed an increase in happiness since getting my dog. I am sure that you are thinking it… so I will just fill you in. Here are four ways that having a pet can improve your health.
- Pet-owners typically have a healthier heart. It has been found that your dog may decrease your chances for getting heart disease. Here’s why à Dogs have to be walked. Walking is great for your heart health. So… dog owners walk more and, in general, have lower blood pressure than non-dog owners.
- Pets reduce stress. Pets provide companionship and relieve stress and anxiety. In addition, petting your pet can lower your blood pressure and relax your body. Who wouldn’t want to come home to a pet that is so excited to see you? That just makes a person feed good.
- Pets provide meaning. Along with providing companionship, having a pet allows its owner to be less lonely. In addition, pet owners are generally happier and trusting overall.
There it is! And we only mentioned a few of the many benefits of having a pet…