Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pets help us relax

If you are a pet owner, you should know your pets are there for you whenever you need them, as long as you are willing to be there for them too.

According to, taking the time from your busy schedule to snuggle or play with your pet can lower your blood pressure. It is a healthy thing to do for you and your pet.

Holistic online's research shows that pet ownership can:

*Reduce stress-induced symptoms

*Requires less medical care

*Add years to your life

"Pet ownership may affect people physiologically though the soothing and relaxing effect of touch. And speechless communication with a pet, or simply watching a car or fish, may produce a relaxation response with little demand on the patent," Holistic online said.

Interesting Study: There was a study conducted with 92 people who were hospitalized with heart problems. Those out of the 92 people who owned pets lived one year longer than those who were not pet owners. "The study found that only 6% of patients who owned pets died within one year compared with 28% of those who did not own pets," holistic online said.