One Wild Life ~ Get A Pet

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Well, getting a pet when your family is allergy-challenged can be an ordeal. But we finally managed to find something that could live inside and wouldn’t make anyone cough, sneeze, get a rash, and the like. Meet Stella, a Robo Hamster that is just about the cutest thing ever.

5 reasons that you should get a pet

Research has shown that having a pet:

  • Improves your health by lowering your blood pressure and easing stress, both things that will help your immune system.
  • Improves your mood by decreasing depression and anxiety.
  • Decreases feelings of isolation and loneliness.
  • Makes you happier by increasing levels of serotonin and dopamine, nerve transmitters that stimulate the pleasure centers in the brain.
  • And one of the best reasons I’ve ever heard: Helps you lose weight by decreasing levels of cortisol (yes, it’s true ~ cortisol is a hormone that’s been linked to weight gain).

Have you started your Life List yet?

2 Responses to "One Wild Life ~ Get A Pet"
  1. I agree that having pets helps reduce stress, especially when you have very energetic and playful dogs. My Jack Russell Terrier mix always has a way of cheering me up and putting a smile on my face when I’m having “one of those days”. Regarding the weight loss part, I haven’t seen that part yet. LOL! Maybe I need another pet. Maybe a hamster. Hmm . . . forget the hamster. I need a hamster wheel! 🙂

    • Hi Rob! *waves*

      I agree that dogs are fabulous for cheering people up. Yeah, it didn’t say how many pets you needed before the weight loss kicked in ~ lol. “Need a hamster wheel” ~ that made me laugh. 😀 Great to see you. Have a fab week!

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