DO YOU KNOW?
OWNING A DOG DOES BENEFIT YOUR HEALTH
Do you know that owning a dog may reduce your risk of developing heart disease? If you have a dog, you probably take advantage of its positive effects on your health without even realizing it.
In this article, we’ll talk about:
· Owning a dog can improve your health.
· Studies say about the health benefits of owning a dog
· “Dogs are man’s best friend.” Your companion to your healthy life.
Dogs possess a special charm that can make any dog owner’s day. A national survey showed that most pet owners believe that companionship, love, and affection are the main benefits of owning a pet.
Science suggests that having a dog, however, has more significant positive effects on a person’s health.
According to studies, petting a dog or cat can relax you by releasing the hormone oxytocin and lowering the stress hormone cortisol. By the way, studies have shown that petting dogs has the same positive effects. Dogs have been brought into airports, nursing homes, and even school campuses in recent years to help with stress relief.
decreases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases
Dogs do wonders for our hearts in addition to helping our brain produce hormones that can make us happy.
Dog owners had lower heart rates and blood pressure than non-pet owners, according to a study involving 240 married couples.
More active lifestyles
Need to increase your steps or lose a few pounds?
If you own a dog, you’re more likely to be active than non-dog owners since even the most sedentary breeds, dubbed “couch potatoes,” require frequent exercise.
Incorporate a 30-minute walk with your dog into your daily routine to keep your body moving.
And playing fetch with him outside might help you burn off extra fat.
Getting a dog might be the motivation you need. According to a 2011 study conducted by Michigan State University researchers, 60% of dog owners who walked their pets on a daily basis matched the necessary criterion for regular exercise.
-Jennile Mark Galgo
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