Pets Can Do Wonder For Your Health
For fighting Allergy
Predominantly, it is believed that children are bound to be susceptible to allergies, if pets are around and that if the kids are sensitive to allergies, pets are better avoided. However, new studies state just the opposite. They have proved that kids who grow up around pets are less prone to various types of allergies and even asthma. Also, the kids were reported to generate higher levels of chemicals that are responsible in fighting allergies.
For the Elderly
Pet therapy is extremely potent for curing elderly patients suffering from Alzheimerís. Studies have shown that patients who have a pet around them report fewer anxiety outbursts.
Lowers Blood Pressure
It is proved that stroking a pet for 10 to 15 minutes can do wonders for high blood pressure patients and also helps relieve stress. In a study conducted, stockbrokers who adopted dog or a cat reported lower blood pressure readings in stressful situation. Sitting with a pet for a few minutes after a tiresome day can benefit your health in the long run.
When trying to fulfill a petís requirements like taking them for a walk, or caring for them, you end up exercising simultaneously. Pets provide the much needed motivation to exercise and staying fit.
For the Heart
Those with pets are less likely to suffer from depression as compared to those who donít own a pet. Stress and a hectic lifestyle produce chemicals like cortisol and nor epinephrine that hamper the bodyís immune system and have a direct impact in the plaque build-up around the arteries.†
Enjoying an activity with a pet boosts levels of serotonin and dopamine that have a calming effect on the body and thereby, benefits the heart.