How Do Pets Improve Our Health?

If you already have a pet, you have surely noticed the positive changes they bring to your physical and emotional health. If you don’t have one yet, this article is for you!

 

In these uncertain times, pets have the power to bring us hope and make us see life from a different perspective. Here we give you the reasons you need to finally decide to share your home with a pet and enjoy their companionship.

 

Physical Health

 

If you opt for a dog, the need to take it for a walk (at least once a day) compels us to do more physical activity. It has been proven that going for a walk can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.

 

Mental Health

 

On the other hand, having a pet has a direct impact on our mental health, since their company helps stave off loneliness and depression. In addition, studies have shown that interacting with pets reduces stress, thus lowering your levels of cortisol (a stress-related hormone).

 

In short, a pet can be a big responsibility, but the positive changes they bring to our daily lives cancel out any expense or sacrifice. Our greatest responsibility is to take care of our health, and what better way to do this than by taking care of a small fur ball of love?

 

Source:

https://www.infobae.com/salud/ciencia/2020/03/03/segun-la-ciencia-tener-mascotas-tendria-sorprendentes-beneficios-para-la-salud/

– information retrieved from the CDC