Animals may help you in other unexpected ways. The Waterloo Region is composed of three urban and four rural municipalities.
A recent study showed that caring for fish helped teens with diabetes better manage their disease. Animal bites can cause serious harm. Walking a dog gets people out of private spaces, which can be isolating, and into public areas where interactions with neighbors and other walkers are possible.
Does having a goldfish confer the same health benefits as having a golden retriever? The increased disease risk for children is additionally imparted through closer physical contact with household animals, reduced hand hygiene and behaviours that include pica and exploration of the environment through mouthing.
Br J Psychol; Impact on Physical Health Companion animals may improve heart health by lowering blood pressure and regulating the heart rate during stressful situations.