Wednesday, March 30, 2011

5 advantages of having a pet for health

Many ways to live healthier. One way is to have pets. By treating an animal, you can better quality of life, not just in terms of physical but also psychological.

If you've never owned a pet, It never hurts to try. As reported by the Woman's Day, there are five benefits you can get.

1. Reduce stress

Research by a team from the State University of New York, found that when someone does a job full of pressure, stress levels reduced when accompanied by pets. This comparison was accompanied with a partner, close friends or other family members.

2. Lowering blood pressure

Having a pet also has the potential to lower blood pressure, especially in patients with hypertension. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States.

"If there are pets around you, can decrease blood pressure," said Marty Becker, author of "Your Dog: The Owner's Manual".

3. Reduce pain

Believe it or not, the animal is the best pain relief medication. Especially for people who experience migraines or chronic pain. "It's like Valium, has a pet can reduce anxiety. Anxiety reduced mean pain diminished, "said Becker.

4. Lowering cholesterol

According to the CDC, have pets, make healthier heart because it can reduce levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. It is known that men who have pets, the level of triglycerides (fats) and lower cholesterol than men who do not have pets.

5. Preventing stroke

"If you have a cat, the risk of heart attack decreases by 30 percent. Then the risk of stroke can be reduced by 40 percent, "said Dr. Becker. Not only that, pet also can help the recovery of patients who had a heart attack.

According to Becker, if someone had experienced a heart attack and having a pet, chances are his life eight times larger

1 komentar:

Anonymous said...

Pets are very good companions and help people feel less lonely. They also respond with feedback which can negate inappropriate behaviours, and interest in a pet may redirect egocentricity that may arise from frontal lobe deficits.


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