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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.

Jackie Brown  |  Jul 17th 2019

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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