We hope our infographic helps you see just how pets are good for your overall well-being. Pets are so good at this skill of keeping us content and happy which mitigates our county’s mental health crisis also, there are even classifications for them (service animals, emotional support animals, and therapy animals). To expand on this even further, we have decided to dedicate a blog post for it. Here are the top five reasons of how pets are good for your health.
1 Pets Reduce Stress
Did you know that cortisol is a hormone that is activated when you’re stressed? Well, numerous studies have concluded that simply being near an animal will reduce your cortisol levels. Partially for this reason and for simply wanting to be pet-friendly, companies such as Google, Zynga and, others have been letting their employees bring pets to work too.
2 They Encourage You To Perform Physical Activities
Being with a pet motivates you to take care of them, take them to the vet, go for a walk with your dog or play silly games with your cat. It can be a fun adventure with a pet in your home! Dog owners who go for walks with their dogs are generally healthier than those who don’t have pets at all!
3 They Lower Your Blood Pressure
Have you ever noticed that your blood pressure rises when stressful situations start piling up on you all at once? Along with medication, work and, live a pet can help reduce hypertension.
4 They Lower Your Risk Of Getting A Stroke
Getting a stroke is something that none of us want. All you have to do is feed and take care of the lifeform that can help you not get a life-changing stroke. What have you got to lose? Higher blood pressure, stress, and not much physical activity all go hand-in-hand. You’ll be glad there are pets around to help you reduce your chances!
5 They Alleviate Depression
Serotonin is a great chemical that pets are simply good at helping us release. We all feel down at times, whether it’s getting laid off to simply failing an exam. It is a natural part of life, but we don’t want to continue being depressed for too long. Having a pet or a couple of pets around may just be what we need to bounce ourselves back into happiness once again!