Stay Healthy With A Pet!

March 30th, 2010

Scientific studies are now revealing that those who keep pets tend to be healthier than the rest of the population. While keeping a dog is obviously likely to result in owners taking daily exercise when they walk their pet, there are other less obvious benefits as well.  Research at Cambridge University in the UK has revealed that people with pets also tend to suffer fewer minor ailments such as colds and headaches.

It is no coincidence that aquaria are often included in potentially stressful locations such as dentists’s waiting rooms. Watching tropical fish swimming in an aquarium is known to be relaxing, leading to a measurable reduction in both blood pressure and heart rate.  This may help to account for the fact that the survival rate for people recovering from heart attacks is also higher among pet-owners than those without pets.

Adoption campaign in New York.

Adoption campaign in New York.

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