Research is showing that not only is dog man’s best friend, seniors who are pet owners are seeing an increase in health benefits. It’s not just dog’s that are beneficial either. Studies are showing that seniors can form especially meaningful bonds with just about any four-legged companions and are reaping many life-enhancing rewards.
A recent article from CapTel lists FIVE different benefits seniors are seeing when they own a pet. Continue reading to discover more about how your pet can help you live a healthier life.
1. Lowers blood pressure
Seniors with pets tend to have lower blood pressure than non-pet owners, which is a key component in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. In fact, research suggests that simply touching or petting a dog can lower blood pressure rates.