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Title: Health Benefits Of Having Pets


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Health Benefits of Having Pets
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Pets are not just entertaining companions.
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They can also contribute to better health.
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Owning one involves a number of activities and
natural processes that affect the physical,
mental and social health in their human owners.
Here are just a few of the known health benefits
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1 - Lowers Blood Pressure
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Multiple studies indicate that petting an animal
can lower blood pressure.
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This reaction can have significant implications
for people with high blood pressure.
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Having a pet, along with appropriate medication,
can provide sufficient blood pressure lowering
effects to protect pet owners from heart disease
and stroke.
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2 - Pets Are Social Magnets
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Pets are magnets for social interaction. They are
natural conversation starters and can be a shared
interest between animal lovers.
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This easy ability to make new friends can help
both your mental and physical health.
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It can even improve your romantic life by helping
you to meet people with similar interests.
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3 - Keeps Older People Moving and Engaged
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Having an animal around can be particularly
important for elderly people.
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These darlings provide companionship and an
exterior focal point for older people.
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Caring for pets keep seniors physically active
and socially engaged.
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Elders who own one are generally happier and
healthier than their non-pet-owning peers.
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4 Relieves Depression
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Touching, talking to and playing with a pet
releases dopamine and endorphins, brain chemicals
that are known to improve ones mood.
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People who have been diagnosed with depression
benefit from these biochemical reactions that
occur when they are in the house.
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Domestic animals demand attention and distract
people from negative thoughts. Caring for them
create structure in the day, which keeps people
moving and dispels bad moods.
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All these factors make pet ownership a good idea
for those struggling with depression.
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5 - Helps Keep Your Heart Healthy
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Studies show that heart attack patients who have
a pet enjoy a higher survival rate after their
illness.
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Pets help people to live longer, because of the
calming chemicals that playing with domestic
animals produces in the body.
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Dogs, that have to be walked on a regular basis,
induce more exercise in their owners and are
especially good for heart health.
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6 - Helps Children Resist Allergies
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Although many parents avoid having animals
because their children are allergic, the opposite
may be true.
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Recent research suggests that children that are
raised in homes with furry babies or on farms are
less likely to have allergies than children born
into non-pet environments.
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This resistance to allergies appears to develop
simply from being in the same environment with
animals, by building a stronger immune system.
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7 Relieves Stress
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Pets also give people unconditional love and
acceptance of their unique quirks.
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They are always willing to listen without
judgment, which can help to reduce stress and
anxiety.
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Simply caring for an animal helps people to
forget about their own problems and divert their
attention.
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This unique ability to calm people and relieve
stress is one of the most important health
benefits of owning a pet.
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Are you thinking about getting a beautiful
portrait of your pet?
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An artist by profession, Miri's paintings make a
lasting keepsake of your furry or feathered
friend.
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For more info, please visit Custom Pet Portraits
by Miri at www.petportraitsbymiri.com
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