Pets often steal your heart. This lovely little lady called Tilly, has certainly stolen mine. She takes me for a walk most days and that guarantees lifting your mood for the rest of the day. A study says they do a lot more than that!
A report in the American Heart Association Journal “Circulation”, concludes “pet ownership not only helps reduce stress and lower blood pressure, it has been shown to reduce depression and loneliness”.
A study of more than 5,200 adults shows dog owners are engaged in more walking and physical activity than non-owners. (It took a genius and lots of research dollars to work that out) 🙂
I am supposed to be taking Tilly for a walk most days but in reality she leads the way most of the time and I’m the one trying to catch up.
Perhaps the nations GP’s should link up with the RSPCA and start prescribing pets instead of pills !!!