Posted by: Stephanie Tuck | March 21, 2011

Puppy love! Live longer and better with a furry friend

Puppies. Best things on earth.Yeah, I’m playing the puppy card. PUPPIES!!!! Snuggley adorableness! Turns out, besides burying your face in their fur, there is another excellent benefit to having a dog: just being around them can significantly improve your health. Studies show having a dog will:

– increase your time exercising per week

-lower your risk for diabetes

-raise your self-esteem

– reduce your need for pain medications

Check out the link below for more amazing stats:

Top 15 Ways a Pet Dog Improves Your Health and Fitness: Shape Magazine.

Stella, my hard-to-photograph little critter, says "Put down the camera. Let's go for a walk!"

 


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