Several studies have concluded that parenting dogs have a positive impact on our health. In fact, parenting dogs have reduced death by heart problems by nearly 21%! Here are more reasons to love your dog!
1. Lower stress and blood pressure
When you interact with a dog, your brain releases a happy hormone, the oxytocin, which is responsible for reducing stress and lowering your blood pressure.
2. Keeps you active
When you have a dog, you can’t just sit and laze around on the sofa! Of course, there are times when your dog only wants to cuddle you on the couch while you watch Netflix, most of the time they want you on your feet! Dogs keep us healthy by letting you take them out on walks and playing with them!
3. Help you spend more time outdoors!
Being cooped up at home can lead to heart diseases so your dog helps keep heart diseases away! Spending time under the sun gives you a boost of vitamin D and helps keep your heart healthy.
4. No stress, no depression!
Need we say more? Dogs can dramatically decrease stress, anxiety, and depression in humans.
Do you agree that dog parents live longer? Let us know in the comments!
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