Family Pets: 5 Paw-some Ways Dogs Make You Happier & Healthier! by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD
Few people truly understand how beneficial our furry friends actually are to our overall health and well-being. Studies dating back to the 1980s have endorsed the positive health benefits of pet ownership. Owning a pet, especially a dog, has been associated with all of the following:
- Reduced risk of heart problems
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower stress
- Improved social behavior
- Overall well-being
Your pets help keep you healthy, active and even social. So give them lots of love and attention as you take advantage of this symbiotic relationship.