National Pet Day… April 11th

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Do you want to improve your health?  Get a pet.

Of course, your lifestyle has to be one that allows for the care of another. It does take time. It does infringe upon your personal regime.

But is this infringement worth it?

Studies have also found that:

  • Dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.
  • People with dogs have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without pets. One study even found that when people with borderline hypertension adopted dogs from a shelter, their blood pressure declined significantly within five months.
  • Playing with a dog or cat can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calm and relax.
  • Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels (indicators of heart disease) than those without pets.
  • Heart attack patients with dogs survive longer than those without.
  • Pet owners over age 65 make 30 percent fewer visits to their doctors than those without pets.

Caring for a pet can increase your levels of exercise, provide companionship, allow you meet new people, and add much needed structure to your life- especially if your Mondays and Thursdays all look alike!



Written for Reminiscing the Arts: April 11th. 

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