Family Pets: 7 Healthy Reasons You Should Consider a Furry Friend! by Ally Ritt
If you’ve been looking for a reason to get a pet, look no further than good health. Medical research shows that pets may:
- lower blood pressure
- lessen anxiety
- boost immune systems
Aside from the obvious health benefit of regular exercise in the form of walking a dog, exposure to a furry pet from birth seems to decrease a child’s risk of allergies, and dog or cat owners who had heart attacks survived longer than their pet-free counterparts. The list of benefits goes on, including helping people deal with shyness and social isolation.
What are you waiting for? Adopt a pet and get healthy!