Do Dogs Improve Your Health?

Posted: Mar 04 2009

Originally published January 22nd, 2007

Dr. Deborah Wells recently reported that dogs help to improve the health and well-being of humans. Wells told the British Journal of Health Psychology that her study revealed that people who own dogs are healthier than non-dog owners. Dog owners go for more walks than non-dog owners, and this obviously is one of the factors. According to the EarthTimes article Take A Dog As A Pet To Ward Off Ill Health, dog owners “have been found to have lower cholesterol and blood pressure”. Amazing.

Our dogs bring us so much joy every day, and there is no doubt that they help us deal with the normal ups and downs of running a business. Dr. Wells reports that there is clear evidence that dogs help humans deal with stress, and stress is a contributing factor in poor health. So, yes, having a dog actually can make you a healthier person. Amazing!

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