Having this pet can help you live longer, the study says


They are sweet, they are easy. They make great Instagram videos. And they always make you happy when you need them the most. 


Having this pet can help you live longer, the study says


Pet owners have long known that having four legs even two or more legs could be the greatest joy of a friendly life. But it turns out, they can also be the key to a long happy life: a recent study found that owning a dog can reduce your early death by 24%. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


Circulation in 2019 analyzed 10 previous studies over a70-year period, including data from more than 3.8 million people in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, New Zealand and Australia, according to CNN. ۔ According to a Washington Post report, the authors found that "dog ownership was associated with a 24% risk reduction in mortality compared to non-ownership," and that those who had a heart attack benefited even more. Or suffered a stroke.

The authors of this study speculate that in addition to dogs that promote these emotions, they also need their owners to change their lifestyle in ways that are often heart-healthy. "Numerous studies have shown that gaining dog strength increases physical exercise (as anyone who has tried unsuccessfully to get through a dog's normal morning walk can confirm this." "," Wrote Dhruv Kazi, MD, of Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In an editorial about this study. "Dog owners spend a lot of time outside for health reasons, and dog pets can lower someone's blood pressure," Kazi said. He wrote, "The most significant benefits of dog ownership over heart outcomes are potentially mediated by large and steady improvements in mental health, including a lower rate of depression, a reduction in loneliness and an increase in self-esteem." ۔ "

Fortunately, dogs are not alone in helping their owners live longer. A 2009 study found that cat owners reduced their risk of dying from heart disease due to their ability to lower blood pressure levels. And a study published in 2015 found that elderly patients who cared for cricket showed lower levels of depression than patients who had just sought medical advice. And for more ways to live longer, check out the 50 key habits associated with living longer.


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