Pets Are Key to Healthy Aging

Its no secret that owning a pet brings all sorts of benefits to your life. Recent studies show evidence that suggests owning a pet fosters healthy aging for humans.

Owning a dog promotes healthy aging. Photography by: ©FotoSpeedy | Tgetty Images
Owning a dog promotes healthy aging. Photography by: ©FotoSpeedy | Tgetty Images

In a new poll conducted by the University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging, pet owners aged 50 to 80 reported significant physical and emotional health benefits of pets. Some highlights include:

  • 79% Reduce stress
  • 73% Provide a sense of purpose
  • 65% Connect with others
  • 64% Be physically active
  • 60% Help cope with physical and emotional symptoms

About the author:

Jackie Brown is a freelance writer from Southern California who specializes in the pet industry. Reach her at jackiebrown

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5 thoughts on “Pets Are Key to Healthy Aging”

  1. Having a furry companion by your side is truly a blessing. Thanks for sharing this article with us.
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  2. God in His infinitely wise creativity has given us four-legged companions to help us along on our pilgrimage through life. These companions are absolutely amazing. Even though they and we speak different languages, I have learned over the years that it is not difficult to understand them, all it takes is time and patience, and we soon can know them almost as well as they so obviously know us. Thank you, God, for showing us your love through all of creation!

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