Your little fur baby is benefiting you in more ways than you know…
It’s no surprise that animals are the light of our lives.
There is nothing better than getting home at the end of a long day, and having the love of an animal to take away your worries.
Their love is unconditional, which is SO special.
I’ve managed to compile some really awesome health benefits animals have (backed by reputable research), and I’m so excited to share them with you.
Now that I KNOW I’ve sparked your curiosity, keep reading to learn these benefits to your health!
- ANIMALS BOOST YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
For all you kitty lovers out there (like myself), the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology has stated that owning a cat reduces your risk of heart attack by up to 40%!
The reason for this is that they drastically reduce anxiety and stress (2 common things linked to heart attacks).
Puppy lover? Get this… the Journal of Behavioural Medicine did a study that showed a decrease in both stress levels and blood pressure!
You can enjoy both these benefits simply by kicking back and hanging out with your furry friend.
So, in all honesty, using your animal as an excuse to get out of hanging with humans is perfectly okay (not that it wasn’t okay before you knew this awesome information).
- THEY’RE GREAT FOR BOOSTING YOUR MOOD
I feel like this is pretty obvious, however, I want to explain WHY in a little more detail…
See, the thing is, the responsibility of taking care of an animal gives you a sense of importance and value. They also give you a routine, and fill you with love.
That in itself is enough to make your day much brighter, and your mood a lot lighter.
A boosted mood simply means higher energy and more productive days.
- THEY AID IN CREATING A BETTER IMMUNE SYSTEM
YUP! There was a study done by a University in the UK that showed households with dogs resulted in kids growing up with less allergies, higher school attendance, and less dermatitis (skin condition).
- LASTLY, THEY ARE AMAZING FOR OVERALL HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
There was a report done by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine that showed pet owners rank their overall health and happiness much higher than those who do not own pets.
It also showed that pet owners happen to have much less doctor visits.
Think about all the money you’re saving on prescriptions all thanks to your fur baby!
If this doesn’t have you convinced that animals are absolutely necessary, then I don’t know what will.