Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Dogs reduce stress

A researcher writing in the British Journal of Health Psychology has found that dog owners tend to have lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

One reason might be the exercise that human owners get from "walkies." But that's not the only reason:

"It is possible that dogs can directly promote our well-being by buffering us from stress, one of the major risk factors associated with ill-health."

—Mellow Monk

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