Pets and Health

My dog Kasper – Posted by Jennifer (The RD)

Anyone that knows me knows that my dog Kasper is my best friend.   Not only does he give me unconditional love and companionship, but he is a great exercise companion.  It is amazing to me that he can walk for an hour and a half without getting the least bit tired.  🙂

According to the CDC, pets can offer the following benefits:

  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Decrease cholesterol levels
  • Decrease triglyceride levels
  • Decrease feelings of loneliness
  • Increase opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities
  • Increase opportunities for socialization

It saddens me to think about all of the pets that are put down due to overcrowding of shelters.  So, consider adopting a pet.  Pets have the potential for giving back to you more than you could ever expect or imagine!

 ♥ ♥

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