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.
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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