Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February is American Heart Month!

Owning a pet, particularly a dog could help lower your risk of heart disease.

Having a dog is associated with reducing your risk of heart disease, and there are a variety of reasons that may be at work that influence this relationship. It may be that healthier people are more likely to be pet owners or that people with dogs tend to exercise more. Pets also play a role in providing social support to their owners, which is an important factor in helping you stick with a new habit or adopting a new healthy behavior.

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