Domesticated animals most times bring us joy, and they are also highly recommended for emotional support in therapy. Apart from improving one’s mental and emotional well-being, these domesticated animals have surprising effects on the body.
Here are 5 health benefits of winning a pet:
1. Boost your immune system
Petting animals can lead to a boost in your immune antibodies. Also, research shows that children with dogs in their homes have an increased immune system chemical.
2. Help you exercise more
Pet owners are more likely to meet their exercise goals than people without pets. Pet owners also experience lower stress levels, increased endorphins, and improves sleep.
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3. Lowers your blood pressure
Studies have shown that during stressful situations, people with pets have a lower blood pressure than people without them. People who own pet also have a lower base heart rate.
4. Improve your body language
It is a known fact that pets do not have the advantage of verbal communication, so they have mastered the nonverbal communication to relay their messages. So, learning these nonverbal cues and adopting them can improve your interpersonal skills and help you communicate better with fellow humans in different situations.
5. Improve your allergies
Studies have shown that children in families with pets had less risk of developing allergies and eczema.
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