Four ways your pet Relieves your Stress
Increase in physical activity
Your body is regularly stressed by the day-to-day life you live, but pets, dogs especially require a level of physical dedication from you in the form of walks. These walks aren't just for your dog; they're for you too; if you take the time to enjoy them, they can reduce your stress and increase your physical activity.
Actual mental and emotional stress reduction comes with having a pet. This is because biologically, your pet calms you; they reduce your heart rate, increase your dopamine, and calm your breathing on a subconscious level.
Boost Self Confidence
Your pet boosts your self-confidence and self-esteem directly. If you get to have pets when you're a child, you're going to be more confident and have stable self-esteem, which directly impacts your well-being.
Your well-being physically, emotionally, and mentally is significantly increased from having a pet. The reduction in stress alone is impressive. If you want to learn more about how pets impact your health, ask us at your next appointment!