Pets Can Improve Your Health
Owning a pet can ward
off depression, lower blood pressure, and boost
immunity. It may even improve your social life.
A pet is certainly
a great friend. After a difficult day, pet owners quite
literally feel the love.
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...
Walking a dog
or just caring for a pet -- for elderly people who are
able -- can provide exercise and companionship. One
insurance company, Midland Life Insurance Company of
Columbus, Ohio, asks clients over age 75 if they have a
pet as part of their medical screening -- which often
helps tip the scales in their favor.
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