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People With Pets Live Longer

There are plenty of hard data that show pets have an energizing effect on people says head of the Center for Applied Ethology and Human- Animal Interaction. Studies show that owning a pet, or just being around animals can boost energy levels. Pets have been found to improve symptoms of diabetes and reduce hypertension and other medical conditions. Know the benefits of pets by reading more...

Pets and People

There are plenty of hard data that show pets have an energizing effect on people says head of the Center for Applied Ethology and Human-Animal Interaction.  Studies show that owning a pet, or just being around animals can boost energy levels.  Pets have been found to improve symptoms of diabetes and reduce hypertension and other medical conditions.  It doesn't seem to matter whether your pet swims or has fur, fins and feather.

People With Pets Live Longer

According to a famous novelist, "Animals are such an agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."  What is the relationship of pets to health?  According to studies, the unconditional love these four-legged friends offer us can boost our chances for more energetic and longer lives.  Pets no doubt make us feel better about ourselves, both physically and emotionally.  They make you feel needed and improve your feelings of self-worth.  Anything that improves moral and feelings of self-worth has an energizing effect added a famous author of Between Pets and People.

Studies show that people react more positively to people who have animals.  It has been shown that people with pets are more popular and invited to parties more often.  They are perceived to be more likeable people.  You tend to have more energy, when you know that you are liked.

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"Benefits of Pets"

The benefits of pets according to the head of the Center for Applied Ethology and Human-Animal Interaction are:

  • Fighting stress.  "People without pets react to life's anxiety more often and more intensely than pet owners," says a professor and associate dean of School of Public Health Research.  "They go to the doctors more often than those who owns pets, sometimes because of their reactions to stress, but also sometimes because of loneliness" she added.  Since stress is not only an enemy robber but also a major contributor to heart disease.  This may help explain why pet owners tend to have lower cardiovascular problems says a doctor.  Diabetes researchers say that having pets helps keep blood sugar levels lower because there's a connection between blood sugar and stress.
  • Nurturers.  Pets allows us to be nurturer.  Pets fill the role of children in the household.  When people are around animals, they tend to talk baby talk more slowly, in a higher sweeter voice.  This not only relaxes the pet but also people.  Pets allow us to be nurturers, which helps reduce stress and therefore boost energy.
  • Going through hard times.  According to research, those who owns pet is more beneficial in times of particular stress such as death in the family, a divorce or the loss of job.
  • It is therapeutic.  If you don't want the hassles of daily walks with your dogs or changing cat litter, you can have "second string" of pets such as fish, birds, or even lizards.  Studies show that watching fish swim lowers blood pressure.  It help reduce stress too.  Looking at an aquarium is very therapeutic because there's enough randomness to hold your attention says a psychologist.

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No Pet

"If you live alone is a one-room apartment and work 18 hours a day, then having a TV is probably better than having a dog.  Watching wildlife documentaries can have an effect similar to that of watching fish in an aquarium or birds on a feeder.  Many feel energized after watching wildlife documentaries.  You can go to the zoo too.  There's a good reason why more people go to the zoos each year.  Zoos make you feel safe. When you're in a zoo you feel more positive about the other people there as well.  Studies show that you can start conversation with a stranger plus the animals make it more easier to strike up a conversation", says a renowned author.

Resource:

     Anonymous, "TLC From Your Pets."  Women's Journal, 7 Oct. 00

 

 

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