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Thursday, 19 March 2015

22 Ways Dogs Make Humans Healthier

If you were to make a list of the most stressful jobs in the world, would stockbroker be on it?
It would be on my list for sure! They have crazy - stressful jobs, which made them a perfect target for a University of Buffalo study on how dogs affect blood pressure in humans.

In the study, the head researcher, Dr. Karen Allen, surveyed 48 stockbrokers who were all being treated with blood pressure medication. She randomly selected half of them to incorporate a dog into their daily routine.

The team found a lot of awesome stuff, but to make a long story short, she found that interacting with a dog actually helped to lower blood pressure more than physician - prescribed medication.

And that's not the way your dogs adding years to your life. Here are 22 other ways your dog can make you a healthier human being. If you would like to read more of the juicy scientific details, you can sink your canines into them here.

Anyways, check out this fabulous infographic that comes from Perrin at Chewie Says.


22 Ways Dogs Make Humans Healthier

How about you? What ways do your pets help keep you healthy?
Staying fit? Lowering blood pressure? Mental health?
Please feel free to share your story in our comments.

That's all from the Sibe Tribe today, hope to see you back tomorrow for the Pet Parade as well as Flashback Friday!
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36 comments:

  1. Definitely most of those for us. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. I think having a pet DOES lower the humans' blood pressure..........this has been said of dogs and cats and I'm sure it's true with any pet.......we refocus our attention away from whatever worries we may have and take comfort from petting/playing/hugging/enjoying our pets. We can tell them our troubles and problems and they listen (unlike our human companions sometimes!). It's a WIN/WIN!!!

    Pam

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  3. Nice infographic. We know pets are healthy for a myriad of reasons.

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  4. Bentley makes me a better person. I love this infographic. MUST PIN!

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    1. hahaha Melissa the pin it chick! Love it!

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  5. Whether it be ferret, hamster, bunny, cat or dog I believe that they do help us destress. Good posting about an important topic of how animals enrich our lives in so many ways.

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  6. Cats keep peeps healthy, too. 'Cept, of course, when we get underpaw and trip 'em up. My sister Tess has gotta stop doin' that, for sure.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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    1. hahaha my kitties like to do that a lot!

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  7. Mom says some of my antics raise her blood pressure, BOL! I think I am a good listener and mom agrees with that!

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    1. I can agree with that one too! But the goods outweigh the bads tho!

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  8. Hi Y'all!

    Great post! I know I help my Humans keep their blood pressure under control. I keep them exercised and make them pat me regularly.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Exactly! My huskies and kitties do the same!

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  9. I bet I would have gained 5 pounds over the winter if not for the dogs. They were (are) the only thing that has gotten me out the door to spend any time outside this frigid winter! Even though I didn't do the strenuous exercise they did....I was at least outside moving as opposed to sitting on my butt at the computer. I think that fresh air keeps me healthier too....I had a slight cold recently, but other than that have not been sick all winter (unlike my hubby who has been sick twice).
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. I am the same way. I am not really one to go out for a jog or anything like that, but with 3 huskies, I am always outside for walks, playtime in the yard etc...

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  10. Make our peeps laugh, help get them in a good mood and EXERCISE, help them sleep better, cause we like to snuggle.

    The Mad Scots

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  11. Well we know us cats can have a positive effect on human health too!

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  12. Great chart - there's a million ways our dogs help us be healthier I bet.

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    1. Oh i'm sure there is! But we probably would have ran out of infographic room to list them all! haha!

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  13. That's a great graphic! I think dogs help keep me busy and then some. LOL

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  14. I love this info graphic! How true, indeed! Whenever I have an upset stomach, I "use" our girl Missy, aka cuddle bug!, as my own personal heating pad!!

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    1. My boy Koda works great for that too! Until he gets too hot, then he always leaves me :( haha!!

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  15. great infographic, they keep me from loosing my mind!

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    1. hahahaha!!!! And sometimes are even the cause of us losing our minds! BOL!

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  16. Fabulous post - I love this Infographic! I pinned it to my Therapy Dog board on Pinterest. Dogs can do so much for people, the Human-Animal Bond is an amazing thing.

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