The Cat’s Meow in Health Benefits
When we’re trying to find ways to reduce stress, meditation and yoga come to mind pretty naturally. But did you know spending quality time with a furry friend also has stress relief and health benefits? That’s right. Benefits can include physical, mental and emotional improvements.
Improve Your Mood
Those of us that own a pet know they make us happy. Slobbery kisses and kittens purring make it virtually impossible to stay in a bad mood. Research even shows that people with depression do drastically better if they own a pet. Nothing combats the blues like snuggling on the couch with a good book and someone warm and fluffy.
Stay Fit with Fido
Pets don’t just fill your heart with love they actually improve its overall health. Studies have shown that pet owners often exhibit decreased blood pressure and cholesterol, all of which can minimize your risk of having a heart attack. Since you have to take them out, you have the ability to fit in a jog or a good walk too.
They are the world’s best cuddlers, never judge and no one can keep a secret better. Most of all, they provide unconditional love and affection that create a greater sense of self-worth and self-esteem in their owners.
How’s that that for warm fuzzy feelings?
In the spirit of loving pets replacing our usual yoga post, here’s an adorable video of cats and dogs interrupting yoga.