Healthy Mind

How Owning A Dog Impacts Your Wellbeing

Woman being licked by puppy

With International Dog Day just around the corner, we thought we’d give you even more reasons as to why owning a dog is great for your health and wellbeing. The UK has the second highest dog population (42Bruton), with over a quarter of adults having a four-legged friend. Dogs have been scientifically proven to boost your mood, help you to become more active and can have a ‘pawsitive’ affect on your mental health. Sorry.

1. Increased exercise and activity

2. Tackling loneliness

3. Reducing stress and anxiety

4. Improve your social life

5. Support dementia care

 

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