Pets and your Health
“Here are a Few Brilliant Ways Pets are Secretly Helping Their Owners Live Healthier Lives.”
Are you thinking about getting a pet? Well while you’re considering that major life decision, take a look at the many ways pets can benefit your health:
1. May lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and reduce your cardiovascular disease risk
If you have a dog, you will most likely being doing a bit of walking, which is good for you heart. Oh, and pet owners tend to live longer!
2. Help Relieve Stress
Petting our beloved pets causes us to release the relaxation hormone and also cuts down on levels of the stress hormones. Not to mention the fact that it sooths your pet as well!
3. Boost your fitness
Having a dog will keep you moving. You’ll need to take him/her out morning noon and night which will definitely get you off that couch! Plus, who doesn’t love to see their dog enjoying the great outdoors?!
4. May prevent allergies in children
Babies living in pet households are less likely to develop allergies. They also don’t seem to develop as many colds and ear infections as babies living in pet-free households.
5. Relieve depression
Having a companion helps many people cope with depression. It also gives them a reason for being. Pets rely on their owners for everything, which gives some people a cause. This boosts their self esteem and the time spent with their animals gives them less time to focus on negative thoughts. An animal’s love is unconditional and that’s all someone needs sometimes.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to head out to the nearest shelter ASAP. But seriously, having a pet is a major responsibility. However, if you are in the condition to have one, both financially and schedule-wise, I strongly suggest it. People are great, but no one can cheer you up like a pet. They need you and you end up relying on them for a lot of things as well. Although the training of a pet may be tough initially, nothing compares to the unconditional love and support you will receive from them. And since it’s been proven that they can actually improve your health, it’s pretty much a no brainer.
At Personalized Chiropractic, we care about our clients’ health first and foremost. We focus on a holistic approach to wellness, helping our clients in the San Diego area to not simply treat symptoms, but rather to treat the root cause of their ailments. There are many options out there when deciding on yours and your family’s health care. Pacific Beach Chiropractor Dr. Ryan Curda would like to help you make an educated and informed decision. Call Personalized Chiropractic for any questions you may have regarding Chiropractic Care, your particular health concern, and the options available to you.
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-Dr. Ryan Curda
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