Home Health What Happens To Your Body When You Have A Pet Dog

What Happens To Your Body When You Have A Pet Dog

What Happens To Your Body When You Have A Pet Dog

Number one, if  you own a dog, you’re more likely to be active. A lot of physical effort goes into caring for  a dog. Think about it, you’re constantly taking  it out on walks. Sometimes, you’re walking it  for an hour at a time. You may even bring it to the dog park to throw around a Frisbee. Not  only is your dog getting exercise, so are you! It’s not just the physical side that  lowers your blood pressure. Just having your dog in your presence is enough to make  it decrease. Dogs are so energetic and happy, they always find a way to put a smile on your  face. Low blood pressure decreases your risk of heart disease. So in a way, if you take  care of your dog, they’ll take care of you. Actually, while we’re on the topic of heart  disease, there is a direct link between cardiovascular disease and people who own dogs.  Research has confirmed this over the years. People who live alone with just a dog in the house have  a 33% better chance of surviving a heart attack. There was also a group of heart attack survivors  examined. Out of the 200,000 people studied, only 6% of them had dogs. While the absence  of a canine in your home is certainly not the sole reason for suffering a heart  attack, it may very well contribute. Loneliness is a silent killer. Seriously! Some  experts suggest that living alone can shorten a person’s lifespan by as much as 15 years, the  equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes per day.

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