Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pets Are Good For Your Health

Research shows that pets can help reduce stress, lower your blood pressure, prevent loneliness and lead to an increased feeling of psychological well being.

Pet ownership can be time consuming and the responsibilities can be great, but the benefits of owning a pet are many.

Pets provide humans with unconditional love, companionship and exercise ( taking your dog for walks, runs in the park), reduce stress and even help with the healing process of those who are ill.

According to Dr. Edell, studies have shown that people sometimes feel more stress in the presence of other humans than with their dog.

In a study conducted with groups of New York stockbrokers, those who owned dogs or cats were found to have lower blood pressure and heart rates than those who didn’t have pets.

Pets can help their owners overcome depression through their companionship and unconditional love.

Pets can also enhance your family life. When having a pet, family members can experience and share all the funny and unique things they do plus play and have fun together.

Pets just make us feel good. The unique close bond we share with our pets enrich our lives. Pets can improve our mood too. How long can you stay in a bad mood, when your dog or cat comes up to you with those loving eyes and wants your attention ? Just petting your pet can make you feel more relaxed, less stressed and bring about a better mood.

Dog is man's best friend. I guess that's true in more ways than one...

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