Why Your Dog Is Your Best Wellness Companion
Calvin McDougall

Why Your Dog Is Your Best Wellness Companion

Jennifer McDougall
3 min readMay 23, 2024

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In a world where wellness often takes the back seat to the hustle and bustle of daily life, having a dog can significantly contribute to your health and happiness. Dogs are not just pets; they are companions that enhance our physical, emotional, and social well-being.

Today, let’s see the numerous ways in which your furry friend is not just a part of your family but also a crucial wellness ally.

Physical Health Benefits

Dogs inherently lead active lifestyles, and they encourage the same of their owners. Here are some ways your dog improves your physical health:

Encourages Regular Exercise

Dog owners are more likely to meet their daily exercise requirements than those without dogs. Walking or playing with a dog can boost your physical activity level, which benefits your heart health, muscle strength, and overall stamina.

Promotes Cardiovascular Health

Several studies have shown that dog owners have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels than non-owners. These factors reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Dogs' calming presence and increased physical activity contribute to these benefits.

Helps with Weight Management

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Jennifer McDougall

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