Pets Can Help Reduce Your Stress: Mindfulness Monday

Posted on 4/24/2020 1:01:53 PM

Dog LoveAccording to the CDC, studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners.

Some of the health benefits of having a pet include:

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Decreased cholesterol levels
  • Decreased triglyceride levels
  • Decreased feelings of loneliness
  • Increased opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities
  • Increased opportunities for socialization

Ranger, IUP's Therapy DogCheck out IUP’s Just Paws Therapy Dog, Ranger, on Health and Wellness Promotion’s Instagram accounts, @iupranger1 and @iupaware, to see what he has been doing to stay stress-free!