Personally, I am an ardent lover of dogs. I love taking care of them and fostering a unique relationship with my dear pet. But if you take care of a dog, it is not only you that does the caring. In turn, these cute pups also take care of you. They are not called man’s best friend for nothing.
Owning a dog could keep you moving. In a recent study, it was discovered that people who own dogs are more likely to accomplish their fitness goals than those who do not. It is mainly because dog owners could easily enjoy everyday walks and runs with their cute and cool companions than those who run by themselves. Moreover, they keep you active even after your running or walking session. Your pups keep you fit and healthy by engaging you in physical activities as you play with them.
Also, walking or running with a dog increases the intensity of workout. When you walk with a canine companion which has four legs meaning it moves faster, you tend to increase the pace of your walking. It just proves that it is even more effective to walk with your loyal doggie than to walk with a human friend.
Moreover, dogs do not stick to excuses for not working out. Once they get used to walking every day, they would be looking for it and sticking with it. This just means that you are more likely to stick with your workout than to walk alone or with a human companion who also makes excuses like you. Another reason why you tend to stick to your workout could be because of the fun bond you share with your canine friend.
Also, for people dealing with certain healthy conditions, dogs pave the way for faster and more efficient recovery. They are there to stick with you through the good times and most especially during the bad. Playing and bonding with your lovely furry friends frees you from all the stress and depression brought about by your condition and lifts your spirits up.
Your canine buds could also lower your chances of having diabetes. This is due to your daily walking session with your dog. Dogs really do make their owners significantly more physically active than those who do not own a dog.
Dogs are also found to make their owners require less medical attention. This could be due to generally positive and happy spirits boosted by a dog’s presence at home. Also, children born with allergies are found to be less likely to develop eczema if they have a dog at home since they were born.
Also, dogs help you improve your socialization skills. The presence of a dog during collaborative group works foster trust, team cohesion, and intimacy. Also, owning a dog boosts your social life. Being tightly bonded with your pet boosts human interaction.
People who deal with pain like those recovering from joint replacement therapy are found to need as much as fifty percent less pain medication while they recover through animal-assisted therapy.