Friday, May 7, 2010

Pets and Their Positive Effect On Our Health

Most people adopt pets just so that they have something cute to play around with. But aside from the 'aww' factor, what else is keeping a pet good for?

Would you believe me if I tell you that your health may benefit from picking up a pet from the shelter? Sounds hard to believe? Let me tell you why.

Once you get a pet of your own, you instantly pick up a friend. They're always there with you when you're at your lowest, listening to you when you need to rant, and they're still beside you when you're having the best day of your life. People with pets are generally less stressed that people who don't have one.

Also, if you have a pet, specifically a dog, you're going to have to take him out for walks or play with them as they are naturally playful animals. You may not think so, but that, right there, is physical activity. The more physical activity you have, the more fat you burn and the more excess weight you begin to shed.

Now, who would've thought having a pet around could do so much good?
Written By: Abbey Grace Yap

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget about the bathing part. It's fun bathing your pets. You've to pick the right shampoo for them. Some pets are reluctant to take their bath and it really drives the nerve out of you. Be patient with them, teach and guide them. Once they get used to it, the moment you get their shampoo and towel, off they go obligingly.