There’s no question that parenting a pooch can be rewarding. Now there’s proof that having a dog rewards people with longer, healthier lives. For instance, the American Heart Association has declared that having a dog lowers a person’s risk of heart disease even more than having cats. Another study has shown that older people with dogs have boosted neural activity compared to those without pets. Here are some of the ways a furry friend can help you live a healthier life.
Recently, we talked about the benefits dogs can have for older adults. A four-legged friend can help us exercise more, find new routines, and motivate us to enjoy the outdoors or socialize. Here are a few breed suggestions that can be a good fit for older adults.
Ask any dog owner and they’ll tell you that having a dog is good for the body, mind and soul. That’s especially true for independently-living older adults. Here are some of the ways that dogs help older adults have more fulfilling lives.