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Health Benefits of Animals for Adults


Woman hugging her petEver wondered how a small little bundle of fur can add so much joy to your busy daily routine? The snuggling, the laughter and the unconditional love that pets provide can benefit you physically, psychologically and even socially.

According to the American Time Use Survey (2007), most employed people spend about 7.6 hours working on their normal working days. With such busy work routines, spending some playful time with your pets can help you reduce blood pressure and lower your anxiety and stress levels. Adults who don’t have kids can also learn the skills of nurturing and parenthood when a pet enters their lives. Studies also reflect the significant improvement that occurs among patients when pets are included during therapy sessions.

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