Pets Help Their Humans De-Stress, Stay Fit: Survey | Health

TUESDAY, June 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — While chronic stress is a key risk factor for heart disease and stroke, most cat and dog owners say pets help them chill out and stay active.

A new American Heart Association (AHA) survey of 1,000 pet owners found 95% relying on their animal companions for stress relief. About 7 in 10 said they’d rather spend time with their pet than watch television, and nearly half (47%) said their pets helped them be more active.

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