Pets Can Greatly Improve Your Health

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Here is some advice pet advice I shared with a family this week.

I hope you find it helpful.

Pets Can Greatly Improve Your Health

Having a pet is one of the healthiest investments you can make to your long-term health and happiness. We know that having a pet enriches our lives, and scientific studies have clearly shown how companion animals have benefited our bodies and minds in the last decade.

Apart from lazy days in the sun, walking, fetching, and guaranteed smiles throughout the day, pets provide health benefits that extend far into the body and mind, such as lower blood pressure, heart rate, anxiety level, as well as providing pet owners with both consistent behavior and offering unconditional love and affection. Pets, in return, respond well to stability and the love and affection pet owners lavish upon them.

Pets have been known to improve the lives of pet owners, significantly benefiting health, not only for the young and families but also for the elderly. Pets may help elderly owners live longer, healthier, and ultimately, more enjoyable lives.

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published an article showing how independently living seniors with pets tend to have better physical strength and overall mental health and wellbeing than seniors that do not have pets. They are more active, generally happier, cope better with stress, and have significantly lower blood pressure.

It would seem that taking care of a pet would be a lot of work. That work, that maintenance – walking, feeding, grooming, fresh water, playing, and petting, lowers the heart rate, decreases anxiety and stress levels, increases serotonin, and releases beta-endorphins in pet owners.

Even just getting up to open the door for a dog to be let in or out, or changing the water for the kitty, require some cardiovascular exercise and increase joint flexibility and keep joints limber and agile. Regular minor exercise like this ensures healthier bodies for pet owners.

Many of the benefits of having a pet are less tangible. Pets allow for physical contact and offer consistent companionship, as well as unconditional love. They act as a support system for older people without homes, families, or close friends.

 People with pets generally remain more stable emotionally during crises than people without pets. Pets also offer social protection from isolation separation anxiety for people in nursing homes and people who don’t have as much opportunity to interact with other people.

Pets help elders perform daily functions and stick to regular routines such as getting up every day, buying groceries, and going outside their homes. Pets also help with All necessary physical, emotional, and social activities that help older adults be active, motivated to eat and sleep, and comfortable in their environments and themselves. Through these interactions, pets enable elders to interact with others more frequently, which lowers depression and anxiety, both frequent medical problems facing elders today.

Thank you for stopping by the Café. Would you mind sharing this information with someone who could benefit from it? For more pet Tips, Please visit the website at “The cafeBoss.Net.”

Published by cafeboss2503

I am a Retail manager with over 30 years of experience and stories. I started as a shift manager and worked my way up to Regional Management positions. I also enjoy a good cup of Coffee.

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