The Coca Cola Company has a blog post that still remains a popular read and it’s called “7 Reasons Pets Make Us Happy & Healthy”.
Here, Esther Crain listed 7 ways that they do make us happy and those reasons have been scientifically proven.
The first reason is quite an obvious one that pets, especially dogs, make us more active. This has excellent health benefits, such as lowering cardiovascular disease and other problems that increase risks of obesity.
These are great reasons to think about if you are deciding about whether to get a dog but also, going outside, walking your dog can have another type of health benefit that is more to do with your happiness and your mind.
A lot of people can feel lethargic if they are not outside enough. There is the term “couch potato” that is someone who loves to stay indoors, which is fine however, being indoors can have this affect on you because you’re not getting enough sunlight. Not enough sunlight results in a lack of vitamin D, which can make you feel tired and down, making you want to stay in even more, which is why people get Seasonal Affective Issues. Therefore, if you have a dog, you’ll be out a lot more which overall, will make you feel a lot better.
As well as this, dogs can make us have a self-esteem boost due to their unconditional love for us. Who wouldn’t love an adorable dog wagging its tail and being happy to see you everyday?
It makes us feel happy inside and appreciated. Another great reason is that when we walk our dogs, we can get to know other people too.
If you have trouble talking to people, you have no choice but to have a chat and say hello if your dog runs up to theirs. This makes it a situation where you have to come out of your shell a bit more. Doing this often can make you a more positive, confident person and who knows what types of people you could meet.
In this article there are more points to be read and we’re pretty sure that if you are on the fence about getting a dog, this post will surely give you enough reason to decide that it will be a positive change in your life.
If you want to get a puppy, make sure you do your research so you know the breeder is someone who ensures puppies are fit and healthy. Or, as an alternative, you can adopt a dog which is currently waiting for a home from an RSPCA location here.
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