This week as our Pure Hemp Botanical Pet Tincture sale continues we’re all about the pets! Pets are an integral part of many of our lives and as research continues it’s starting to show how beneficial for our health, both mental and physical, pets really are. Mother Nature Network recently published an article where they discussed 12 ways that pets can be beneficial to our health. You can view the entire article here https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/11-studies-that-prove-pets-are-good-your-health but would love to touch base on a few of them that hit home with many of us!
“Pets help you live longer, healthier lives
Having a dog is associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, according to a 2017 study that followed 3.4 million people in Sweden. Researchers studied men and women between the ages of 40 and 80 and followed their health records (and whether they owned a dog) for about a dozen years. The study found that for people who lived alone, owning a dog can decrease their risk of death by 33 percent and their risk of cardiovascular-related death by 36 percent, compared to single people without a pet. Chances of having a heart attack were also 11 percent lower.
Enhance social skills in kids with autism
One in nearly 70 American kids has autism (also known as autism spectrum disorder, or ASD), a developmental disability that makes it tough to communicate and interact socially. Not surprisingly, animals can also help these kids connect better to others. One study found that youngsters with ASD talked and laughed more, whined and cried less and were more social with peers when guinea pigs were present. A multitude of ASD animal-assisted therapy programs have sprung up in recent years, featuring everything from dogs and dolphins to alpacas, horses and even chickens.
Pets up your fitness quotient
This one applies more to dog owners. If you like walking with your favorite canine, chances are you’re fitter and trimmer than your non-dog-walking counterparts and come closer to meeting recommended physical activity levels. One study of more than 2,000 adults found that regular dog walkers got more exercise and were less likely to be obese than those who didn’t walk a dog. In another study, older dog walkers (ages 71-82) walked faster and longer than non-pooch-walkers, plus they were more mobile at home.
Dampen depression and boosts mood
Pets keep loneliness and isolation at bay and make us smile. In other words, their creature camaraderie and ability to keep us engaged in daily life (via endearing demands for food, attention and walks) are good recipes for warding off the blues. Research is ongoing, but animal-assisted therapy is proving particularly potent in deterring depression and other mood disorders. Studies show that everyone from older men in a veterans hospital who were exposed to an aviary filled with songbirds to depressed college students who spent time with dogs reported feeling more positive.”
At Pure Hemp Botanicals every creatures quality of life is our main concern. We believe that whether you’re a human, pig, dog, goat or cat you matter equally. This is why we’ve spent so much time formulating the best Pet Tinctures with your pets wellness in mind. Right now through the 31st of August ALL of our Pet Tinctures are on sale!