10 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

“There is no denying that pets are great companions for kids and adults alike. Besides, being mere companions, pets have shown increasing scientific evidences to prove that they are helpful in keeping their owners fit and healthy.”

Pet owners know how much their furry friend improves their quality of life. But it’s not all about unconditional love—although that actually provides a wellness boost, too. On an emotional level, owning a pet can decrease depression, stress and anxiety; health-wise, it can lower your blood pressure, improve your immunity and even decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke. But the positives don’t stop there. Read on to discover all of the incredible health benefits that can come with owning a pet.

Read more: https://www.womansday.com/life/pet-care/a2352/10-health-benefits-of-owning-a-pet-116238/

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