Here’s why pet-owners are amongst the healthiest and happiest people in the world
Animals can enrich our lives and for over 15,000 years, they’ve been by our side. They help us to feel needed and safe, listen to all of our troubles, are non-judgemental and above all, offer their unconditional love, loyalty and trust.
But far from being just ‘man’s best friend’, our pets can actually improve our mental, physical and emotional health. No matter your age, the mere presence of a pet can help you relax and unwind. Plus, there is plenty of research to suggest that pet owners can be less prone to illness, bounce back from health issues faster and tend to have a more positive outlook on life than those without pets.
These studies have finally caught up with what pet lovers all over the world already know: pets are not only great company, but they are also good for your health. If you’re a pet owner, you’ll know how easily a pet can fit in with your lifestyle and significantly reduce any feelings of loneliness. Plus, if you’ve been a pet owner most of your life, your pet will have grown up with you and simply enjoys sharing in your life, rather than needing constant entertaining.
The best thing about being a pet owner is that pets simply want to love and be loved in return. They don’t care what you look like, where you live or how much you earn. The bond that pet owners have with their pet is more than just a mutually beneficial agreement, it’s a deep and meaningful relationship, one that some would even describe as spiritual. Of course, if you’re a pet owner, none of this will come as a surprise to you.
Aside from the companionship, being a pet owner can also have many physical benefits, including an increase in your physical activity and lowering of your blood pressure. As well as that, there are the emotional benefits of owning a pet too. In particular, pets can help you to feel safe and decrease anxiety levels, along with reducing stress and giving you something to love and care for.
Pets can influence our lives for the better and leave a lasting impression on their owners forever. The relationship that pet owners have with their pets is so special because they share every second of their lives with each other and give us more than you could ever imagine. The precious bond that you share with your pet is special and rare and something to be cherished. Health benefits aside, pet-owners are amongst some of the happiest people in the world, but if you’re a pet owner, you already know that.