4 Ways Your Pet Makes You Healthier
Your pets love you and you love your pets back! Our pets often become part of our family and are close to our hearts. Nothing beats coming home to a happy furry loved one.
Camden’s apartment communities are very pet-friendly with no weight limit restrictions. Whether it’s your Chihuahua, Great Dane, Persian Cat, or even a hamster, here are the four ways having a pet makes you healthier.
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1. Makes You Exercise
Walking and playing with your dog is not only good for him, but also good for you. We all know physical activity is good for us and keeps our blood flowing. Many Camden communities even have an on-site Bark Park with washing stations! And okay, maybe some animals won’t apply in this department (guinea pigs or rabbits), but at least you can still play with some. Although you can’t really walk a cat, you can always help her chase a mouse around in your apartment home.
2. Boosts Your Mood
It’s no secret that coming home to a wagging tail is a definite mood-booster. Unconditional companionship decreases loneliness, depression, and stress, which makes you healthier. According to Humana, playing with your pet increases the levels of the feel-good chemicals, serotonin and dopamine, in your brain.
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3. Helps You Relax
According to Humana, stroking your dog or cat can lower your blood pressure and make you feel calmer. Staying relaxed and stress-free is key to making you healthier. We all know the ill side-effects of too much stress and it goes both ways. The positive side-effects of true relaxation can make you healthier.
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4. Good for Your Heart
Pets can make you heart healthy! According to the CDC, pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels. How amazing is that? Not only do pets make your heart feel good, but pets make your heart better and healthier.
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If you already have a pet, feel great about having a furry loved one by your side. Show your love and sign up for a monthly gift box subscription at RescueBox to give to your dog or cat. It includes toys and treats, and all proceeds go to help animals in need. If you don’t have a pet and are looking for one, find your local animal shelter to bring home a new family member to our Camden apartment communities!
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