Having pets is good for your health (and theirs)
I'm sure all of you know the benefits of having a pet...but I found a well-written article on http://www.wysong.net/health/hl_826.shtml
"Pets can bring out the best in us. They help us empathize, focus outward, nurture, develop rapport, have fun, teach socialization, stimulate mentally and spiritually, provide unquestioned nonjudgmental acceptance and teach loving touch. Even watching fish in an aquarium can decrease heart rate, blood pressure and anxiety. Pets put us in touch with that good and kind inner being we so sparingly let out."
Have you hugged your pet today?!?
P.S. I just wanted to add that wysong has a continuing education program where you take a test every so often to earn credit ($) towards purchases from their catalog! i've earned $7 on the first test!!
Last edited by portiz; 11-21-2007 at 09:17 AM.
Reason: additional info.
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