Pets can be an extension of a family, a person’s best friend, and, in some cases, a lifeline. Spending quality time with your pets can have a positive impact on your mood as well as your physical health. Animals can be calming stress fighters, help reduce levels of anxiety and depression, promote exercise and playful activity, encourage social interaction, and, most importantly, offer unconditional love and affection.
Statistics show that people with pets in their home have healthier hearts and lower blood pressure. In addition, people with pets are usually in high spirits, more trusting, and less lonely than those who do not have pets. The benefits of pets extend even to the newest members of your families! Babies raised in homes that have pets may be less likely to have allergies and asthma. Continue reading “Pet Care Savings”
Dear HCCUA Members:
Guess what! There is a pattern that proves love is good for more than just the soul! Love is good for your health. Research suggests that people who are in love or in long-term relationships are more likely to have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, maintain greater resistance to the common cold, recover faster after illness and injury, and decrease anxiety and depression.
When we discover that extraordinary connection that is “love” with another person, positivity begins to flow and your nervous system is filled with positive hormones. Dopamine, one of the hormones generated when individuals are in love, evokes emotions of pleasure, optimism, energy and a sense of well-being. Continue reading “February 2016 Monthly Newsletter”
For many of us, our pets are part of the family, a companion, a best friend! Yes, spending quality time with your furry friends can have a positive impact on your mood and health, as pets can be calming stress fighters.
Pet Ownership Positives
Research shows that pets can lead you to have a healthier heart and lower your blood pressure. People with pets are generally happier, more trusting, and less lonely than those who do not have pets. They also tend to visit the doctor less often for minor problems. One reason why this may be – your pet gives you a sense of belonging and meaning. Continue reading “Pet Care Savings”