Horsham Hounds make you live longer! Part one...
Horsham Hounds make you live longer! It's a bold statement but is it true.
You may not think it while your'e both sitting watching your favorite soap or when you get a large vet bill but studies have shown that owning a dog have great health benefits for the body and mind.
Our dogs make great companions and they actually improve your mood. Research shows that it takes only 15 to 20 minutes in your pooches company before you start to feel more relaxed and calm also playing with your dog also raises your brain’s levels of dopamine and serotonin, which are neurotransmitters that are associated with pleasure and tranquility. Psychologists from Miami and St. Louis Universities found that the benefits of having a canine companion can be equivalent to having a human companion! Well that's the mind what about the body??
As well as boosting your mood, your furry friend is also great for your health. Your body gains a lot of benefits from having your dog around. Dog owners have been found to have lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, fewer heart attacks, and according to a study by the British Journal of Health (2004), dog owners also have the added benefit of having fewer medical problems than those without pets.