10 Ways Pets Improve Your Health


2. Pets contribute to lower blood pressure

While your pet cannot replace the roles diet and exercise play in maintaining a healthy blood pressure, it can certainly help you manage it. According to a study, people who spend time with their pets have lower blood pressure and heart rates than people who do not own a pet. Children with hypertension can also benefit from spending a few minutes with a dog or cat.

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