Those who have a dog know how much fun and affection they bring to their life. But those who do not, might be surprised to learn that dogs bring with them some pretty powerful
health benefits. Maybe that’s why 62% of households in the U.S. own a dog. Numerous studies have shown that dogs have pretty significant mental and physical health benefits.
Here are the 5 reasons why dogs make you happy and healthy:
1. Gets you moving
You can’t be a couch potato when you have a dog. Walking a dog helps you get out of the house, stay active, and feel better.
2. Connects you to a community
Having a dog has strong social and relationship benefits. You feel more connected to a community. Having a dog is also a great conversation starter. You can connect with people online
and talk to other like-minded people. Check out one of our favorite pet sites, https://www.facebook.com/PricelessPetRescue/
3. Lowers stress and depression
Having a dog calms you down in high stress situations. Studies have shown that just by having a dog in the room helps you reduce stress.
4. Good for your heart
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), owning a dog can increase your chances of surviving a heart attack. It can also help lower levels of cholesterol and heart disease
5. Better Mood
Having a dog makes you happy! Studies have shown that petting a dog can lower stress hormones and increase good hormones (Serotonin and Oxytocin) that make us feel more relaxed
and at peace.
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