8 Health Benefits of Having a Dog During the COVID19 Crisis
We love our dogs in the United States with almost 90 million nationwide. That means nearly one-half of households have a dog in their home. Other than companionship, there are other advantages to having a dog in this Covid-19 new world. For example:
Safety & Security: Dogs are another layer of security as barking dogs can keep burglars at bay. Dogs can spot intruders well before we can.
More Exercise: When owning a dog, you should be walking it 2-3 times/day. Guess what? You are exercising when walking your dog, and 30-45 minutes/day can do wonders for your health.
Less Chance of Depression: Dog’s companionship has been known to help people diagnosed with clinical depression. Caring for an animal can help relieve the symptoms of depression and make people feel more positive.
Less Stress: Numerous studies have shown that dog owners have lower stress levels. Engaging with your dog can reduce stress.
Illness detection: Dogs see the world through their keen sense of smell. Some dogs can sense the onset of epileptic seizures or the presence of some types of cancer.
Increased Allergy Tolerance: Children raised in homes with pets like a dog have a reduced chance of having allergies. Growing up with a dog can boost immunity to pet allergies later in life.
Boosted Brain Development: Dogs boost brain development in children, along with emotional growth and connection to others.
Stronger Heart: Studies have shown that petting a dog can lower your heart rate and male pet owners tend to have reduced rates of heart disease. No wonder why dog adoptions are way up! Enjoy!