The Many Health Benefits Of Furry Pets - Karen Salmansohn

The Many Health Benefits Of Furry Pets

health benefits of pets

There are many health benefits to pets. They’re sort of like Furry Therapy.

Petting a pet has consistently been reported to relieve stress, lower blood pressure and reduce cortisol (which is associated with depression and anxiety).

Petting a pet has also been researched to elevate oxytocin (linked to happiness and relaxation).

And pets are so gosh darn cute – just looking at their cute little faces can elevate oxytocin!

Walking a pet also helps people to stay physically active – which is healthful for the body.

Walking a pet also helps people to stay social – because pets are people magnets and can lead to friendly conversations. Staying socially active is good for both emotional and physical well being.

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Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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