Dogs aren’t just man’s old and loyal friends, but as various new studies suggest, they can also be beneficial for our health and happiness. Dog owners are more likely to be confident, less fearful, and usually have a higher self esteem.
Here are some of the proven medical benefits of having a pet dog in your house.
Keeps You Away From Stress
Petting a dog can literally increase the levels of good hormones like oxytocin in our body, and can decrease the levels of stress inducing hormones. A dramatic decrease in the amount of stress hormone in our body directly reduces the level of stress that we face on a daily basis.
But this anti stress thing isn’t just beneficial for us humans, but dogs also benefit from it the same way. Therapy dogs are very popular these days. These figs are trained to help people get rid of their stress by being around these therapy dogs.
For the people who lack the motivation to start their weight loss journey and achieve an active lifestyle, they can adopt a dog. You dog can be the reason to go out for a walk, and then gradually transition that walk into jogging and running.
When you take your dog outside to give him some walk, you’ll actually be dragging yourself out with him, and that will increase your physical activity greatly. Additionally, your dog might save you from a danger, have you read the story where Dog saves boy from Mexican ravine?
You Won’t Feel Lonely Anymore
If you feel lonely, then you might also want to pet a dog! When you are responsible for a dog, you’ll have to take him out for a walk, and maybe take home regularly to a vet. This will help you socialize.