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WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER: Here’s How Having Pets Affects our Brains

New Study Shows the Effect which Having Pets Has on our Brains
Sharing your home with a pet is generally very good for you.
University of Florida researchers have found that having pets may help owners stave off memory loss and cognitive decline.  This is especially helpful for seniors, who may benefit from a pet’s company, from a safety standpoint, as well.
The positive effect on brain function was most notable among dog and cat friends.  But it’s also seen among bird, and fish lovers, as well as those who have smaller pets.
It’s also believed that interacting with pets can reduce stress levels, and lower blood pressure; both of which can benefit one’s memory.
Pets also offere their homeowners companionship and a sense of purpose.
The research also shows that while people feel attached to their pets, laws and regulations still view them as property, which can cause undue stress, in certain situations.

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  • A researcher finds that having a pet is generally good for a person, as doing so can help the owner stave off memory loss and cognitive decline, as well as provide the owner with a sense of companionship and sense of purpose
  • But there was on downside, since laws and regulations view pets as property, it can cause owners stress in certain situations

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