Dog ownership may save your life

There is a growing body of evidence that pet ownership, particularly dogs, leads to improved cardiovascular health. Dog owners exercise more and therefore:- have lower cholesterol levels- have lower BP- have less stress Take home message: Exercise is vital to cardiovascular health. While you definitely do not need to own a dog to be healthy, if you need motivation to be active or want/need company when you exercise -- consider the heart healthy benefits of dog ownership. 
Source: Dr Portnay - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs