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WHY YOU SHOULD GET A DOG TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
If you’re a dog owner, then you are well aware of how awesome dogs are. If you’re not, here are a couple of reasons why having a dog can improve your health and wellbeing.
Most of the health improvements dog owners experience result from the lifestyle change they go through after welcoming a new creature into their lives.
All dogs require regular physical activity, and even though the amount varies a lot between breeds, this means that once you become a dog owner you’ll spend more time outside, thus experiencing the health benefits of sunlight and breathing fresh air.
Not only that, but walking your dog doesn’t feel at all like “exercising”, it just becomes a part of your day, and you become more physically active without even realizing it.
Many studies have shown that dog owners have lower blood pressure and better cardiovascular health. Spending time with your dog is also a great way to reduce stress and anxiety, and an easy way to socialize and connect with other people.
Then there are unique health improvements you get from your dog itself. The gut microbiota has received a lot of press the last couple of years, and it’s importance is starting to become more and more well known. As such, probiotic supplements have been getting more and more popular.
Well, a face lick from your your 4-legged friend is probably better than any supplement on the market for improving the diversity of your gut microbiota.
So there you have it; 4 reasons to own a dog. And if you’re still not convinced, ask some dog owners; they can give you a whole lot more!