The American Heart Association confirms that dogs can increase the quality of life and improve our health. (Taken from an OVRS email) this past year, the American Heart Association reported scientific evidence to support the notion that pets actually have the ability to improve our heart health.
And while there’s no denying that there are times our pets drive us a little crazy, and can cause us heart ache, most pet owners were not surprised by this “discovery”.
But for all the feel-good reasons there are when it comes to why pets are good for you, do you actually know the reasons that pets can help to keep us healthy? While the list could go on and on, here are the top two reasons that pet’s are (scientifically) good for you…Pet Owners Are More Likely to Exercise
Those who own pets have more reason to get up and do something. They take more walks and are, in general, more active. Physical activity greatly decreases the risk of heart disease.
Most pet owners will tell you what a great and devoted friend their furry partner makes. Pet ownership offers a great support system that has been recognized for a long time. But owning pets can actually lower your body’s reaction to stress.
While pets are not the only answer to the heart disease epidemic this country faces, they are a great part of the solution. Pet owners have long known that their furry friends improve their quality of life, and now there is evidence to support that.