5 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health
A pet is certainly a great friend. After a difficult day,
pet owners quite literally feel the love.
In fact, for nearly 25 years, research has shown that
living with pets provides certain health benefits. Pets help
lower blood pressure and lessen anxiety. They boost our
immunity. They can even help you get dates.
Allergy Fighters: A growing number of studies have
suggested that kids growing up in a home with “furred
animals” will have less risk of allergies and asthma.
Date Magnets: Dogs are great for making love
connections. Forget Internet matchmaking — a dog is a
natural conversation starter.
Dogs for the Aged: Walking a dog or just caring for
a pet — for elderly people who are able — can provide
exercise and companionship.
Good for Mind and Soul: Like any enjoyable activity,
playing with a dog can elevate levels of serotonin and
dopamine — nerve transmitters that are known to have
pleasurable and calming properties.
Good for the Heart: Heart attack patients who have
pets survive longer than those without, according to
DAVIS, J. L. Disponível em: www.webmd.com.
Acesso em: 21 abr. 2013 (adaptado).
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