Owning a DOG Could Help You Live Longer

We’ve known forever that owning a dog increases one’s physical activity. Regardless of the weather, you have to get out and walk the dog. Otherwise, you might be tempted to stay home and watch TV. There are other effects that we’ve known for a while. There is the idea that owning a dog makes you spend more time outdoors, and time spent outdoors improves health and, specifically, cardiovascular health. But I think the biggest advantage of having a dog is what it does for mental health. We see very beneficial effects on depression, anxiety

 

 

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