Having Pets Can Improve Our Health

Jul 15, 2019 Kayode Oseh

It is said that spending time with pets has a lot of health benefits, sometime it is even recommended by doctors to some patients encouraging them to own a pet or spend quality time with pets which may help facilitate recovery or rehabilitating process. Owning a pet has played an important role in improving life most especially on emotional levels.

Below are some important health benefits that these lovely creatures can bring to us;

Decreases Stress

In a study, researchers found that when conducting a stressful task, people experienced less stress when their pets were with them than when a spouse, family member or close friend was nearby.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Having a pet has a huge role in lowering blood pressure, most especially in hypertensive patients.

Eases Pain

Pets can be the way out for most people suffering from chronic conditions that causes severe pain like migraines. Since anxiety is the driving force of pain, having pets around can help reduce the anxiety which in turn limits pain. 

Improves Mood

Sometime when we feel down emotionally, mainly seeing our pets around and playing with them may help to boost our mood and reliefs us from depression. Pets are something that makes us laugh a lot and this is actually a big deal that is why they are used in various forms of therapy.

Helps People Socialize

Your pet can make you make friends easily and can increase your opportunity to socialize. Lets think it this way, when going on a hike with your pet, you might likely meet people along the way that would love to play with it, and this might actually increase your chance of meeting the person and getting to know each other. Most significantly, if that person have a pet as well this might create a bond between the both of you.  

Helps Children Develop

Growing with pets can helps with children emotional development. It can help them to know how to express themselves and relate better. Most especially, children suffering from autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can have their lives improved upon when they have pets around to spend time with.



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