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?