As with other pets, adopting a dog has many benefits, some of which you may not have considered. Although there are things to consider first before bringing in your first puppy home, as shared by US Daily, here are some reasons why adopting a dog, or pet in general, would benefit you and your family.
Gets More Exercise
Dogs like to – love to – go for walks. What is excellent for Fido could be perfect for you. It is not often that you don’t reach the suggested 10,000 steps per day and usually exceed this number significantly. A study of 5,200 Japanese puppy owners showed that the probability of getting the recommended amount of running and exercise is 54% higher than for non-proprietors. Escape the garden, and enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets with your pet as you pursue healthy fitness.
Helps Your Heart
According to the American Heart Association, having a pet dog can help reduce the likelihood of cardiovascular disease. Although no study so far to provide definitive evidence that a pet company is good enough for your heart, it may be because pet owners can wander longer, have an amazing social group and have less stress, which is important for cardiovascular well-being!
Even on a bad day, coming home to a dog readily greeting, you will put a smile on your face. “Petting your dog is relaxing, but more than that, it can help lower your blood pressure and cut down on levels of a stress hormone,” says Dr. Marc Silver, a cardiologist at the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center. Besides, exercising is another way to reduce stress, which you are more likely to do when you have a dog.