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10 Ways Dogs Make You Healthier. A dog is more than just a best friend—he’s also the key to living longer. For many dog owners, “man’s best friend” doesn’t even begin to touch the sacred bond between humans and their furry companions. Fierce loyalty and a fuzzy face to snuggle up to at night are often among the biggest draws of dog ownership at the start.

But Fido could save your life.

New research suggests that human-canine interactions may be symbiotic. An animals’ empathetic tendencies tempering their owners’ reactions to stressful stimuli, and vice versa can create a cyclical calming effect. Beyond emotional support, the Eat This, Not That! list of the ten ways dogs make you healthier might just convince you to stop by your local shelter to see what all the fuss is about.

List © Provided by Eat This, Not That! Dogs…
  1. Lower Your Blood Pressure
  2. Reduce Your Heart Disease Risk
  3. Slash Your Stress Level
  4. Help You Get Daily Exercise
  5. Boost Your Immune System
  6. Reduce Your Depression Risk
  7. Help Fight Pain
  8. Make You More Social
  9. Make You Happier
  10. Increase Your Life Expectancy

By Sarah Crow

Coupled with eating The Fresh Plan you and your buddy can live a longer healthier life!

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