Everyone wants to live a healthy and happy life. Including environment and lifestyle, there are a lot of factors affecting mental and physical health of human beings. According to Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI),”Pets” play an important role to make our lives healthy.
Pets need love, healthcare and attention. But pet parent’s relationship with their pets is not one sided. Pets give so much in return improving the health of our minds, bodies and hearts.
Let’s talk about the benefits of having pets.
Better Mental Health:-
Pet scan contribute to positive mental health through emotional work and practical work. The emotional work can be described as alleviating worries, stress and depression. You may have noticed that your pet wastes noticing and springing into action when you are upset and sad. There intuition is what makes them great support and therapy animals and animal assisted therapy is effective in treating PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Practical work comes with caring of pet. This means making sure their individual needs are met. Developing a daily routine of works and feeding times can help pet parents with mental health conditions feel a sense of purpose that affects others areas of their lives.
Better Physical Health:-
Every little bit counts when it comes to Physical health benefits and those daily works really add up for dog owners. Since they are more likely to meet the criteria for regular moderate exercise. Dog parents have lower instances of obesity.
Your heart is one of the biggest spots to see the full benefits of pet ownership. Just the presence of animals has significant impacts on blood pressure with pet owners having a lower resting blood pressure than people without pet babies.
Cat parents are not left out of healthy heart race. A feline friend in your home reduces your risk of death due to cardiovascular diseases including stroke and heart attacks. According to the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), people without cats have a 40% higher relative risk of heart attack than cat owners.
Healthier Aging Process:-
Research has shown that older adults get social and emotional support from their pets that combats loneliness and depression. Aside from promoting exercise and reducing stress, pets also assist in the treatment of long term diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Pet companianship is also a key for hospital and cancer patients. When coupled with animal assisted activities pets help patients with pain management and interactions with doctors and nurses. Those patients also responded better to treatments and reported in their quality of life.