You Never Realized This One Thing Could Benefit Your Health So Much

We all know that having a pet of any kind is good for us. They provide companionship and love, of course — but did you know they are actually good for our health? Pets benefit health mentally and physically, as a matter of fact!

Check out the details of how pets can make you healthier. After this, you might be on your way to the local shelter to pick out your new best friend.

1. Relieve Stress

It is no shocker that pets help reduce stress. Just being in the same room as your pet can create a decrease in cortisol, a stress hormone. There’s a reason why dogs are used to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and also as emotional support animals for people with anxiety.

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