Does Owning Pets Lead to a Healthy Life?

Owning a pet is a big responsibility, it’s like having a child of your own. You have to feed, bathe, love  and take care of it. We have dogs as pets as far as I can remember, since I was still a baby and up to now with my own family.

pet dogMy present dog is now 13 or 14 yrs. old, she is already blind due to old age and not very active anymore, I was thinking if I will get another dog as her company. She is a joy to the family especially to my youngest son who let her sleep in his room every night.

But not just being a happiness to the family, pets also give healthy benefits to their owners, here are 10 Benefits of Having Pets I found from PositiveMed.com Team  and I know it’s all true.

  1. Decreased Stress – a little hug and lick from them can take away those nasty stress.
  2. More Exercise   – when you play with your dog/s or walk them, just imagine how active they are and you need to keep up with them.
  3. A More Active Social Life
    Pets are a good conversation topic for pet owners and you’ll get to meet new friends in this circle
  4. Eases Pain
  5. Lowers Blood Pressure
  6. Lowers Cholesterol
  7. Keep Your Chin Up
  8. Cancer Detection
  9. Involves less Doctors
  10. Improves Mood  – pets are always happy to see their human owners, one very good reason to improve your mood and feel special, isn’t it?

And also a worthy basis to pamper them with EntirelyPets essentials.

Sleep Deprivation Effects

sleep

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of having a good health. Lack of sleep deprive the body of the much needed rest that could lead to stress and irritability affecting  productivity at home, school or work. It also affects our well-being causing illness, obesity, depression, absent-mindedness and tumultuous relationships with loved-ones, friends and people around you.

Good sleep can be attained via relaxing environment in your bedroom or sleeping quarter. It should be quiet, cozy and dimly lit with comfortable bed and pillows to sleep in. Speaking of beds and pillows, there are a lot you can find  in online store like http://www.foambymail.com where you can choose what types of pillows that are suited for your needs.

 

Off to my Zumba/Aero Tuesday class

Zumba day

Still fresh looking – before the work-out

It’s Tuesday… this is when I start my Aerobics/Zumba work-out session, 3 times a week. Our color for the day is orange. Zumba is not only to keep me fit but my stress reliever as well. My week is not complete without having to attend at least once, but I always make it a point to attend it regularly and if my schedule permits, four times the most.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. – Buddha

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after our Zumba with my Zumba/Aeromates

I got to meet new people and acquire new friends, unlike before where I just stayed at home the whole day, tidying the house, attending to family needs and then sits in front of the computer to do my online tasks. Now I have allotted a few hours in a week for myself which is a big respite from the boredom I was experiencing before. As the saying goes “healthy body is a healthy mind”, I can say I’m not only fit physically but renewed and happy in the company of my new-found friends, creating a more blissful relationship with my family, I even persuading my husband to join, but he’s still reluctant being seen dancing(?)  lol…  he’d rather walk or ride his bike as his exercise.  :P

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