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Thank Your Pet for Helping You Stay Active and Manage Stress. Here’s Why.

Pets May Help Owners Stay Active and Manage Stress
Sometimes your pet may stress you out.  But, mostly, that cutie is helping you live a happier life.
An American Heart Association (AHA) survey, of 1,000 pet owners, shows that 95% rely on their animal companions for stress relief.
Most would also prefer to spend time with their pet than watch TV.

Chronic or constant stress is a key risk factor of heart disease and stroke, and studies show having a pet can improve mood, reduce stress and encourage healthy lifestyle habits like physical activity,” said Doctor Glenn Levine.  So, stroke your pet to lessen your likelihood of a stroke.

Having a pet may also improve health markers, like blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.

Stroll here, for more:  (UPI)

 



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