The Feel Good Way to SLASH Your Heart Risk
If you’ve had a heart attack, you know just how scary they can be.
Your life is literally FLASHING before your eyes. There are mere seconds between you, life, and death.
The worst part is, once you’ve survived it… your chance of having ANOTHER heart attack or dying from another heart-related complication SKYROCKETS.
But there’s good news…
There’s a feel good way to SLASH your risk of dying after a heart attack by 65%.
And it’s all thanks to your best friend.
A study by the University of Toronto looked at the overall data from ten earlier studies. In total they assessed information from over 3.8 million people, specifically when it came to dog ownership.
They found that dog owners had a 65% LOWER chance of dying AFTER a heart attack and a 31% reduced chance of dying from ANY heart-related disease.
Even the AHA (American Heart Association) put out a statement summarizing the research that suggested that owning pets is good for your heart.
Beyond that, having a furry companion LOWERS your risk of death by any cause by 24%.
See, social isolation is a proven risk factor for many serious health conditions and premature death, according to research.
Over 40% of older Americans report feeling isolated and alone.
One of the best ways to combat this is through dog ownership. After all, what can feel better than an excited, tail-wagging furry friend who is always happy to see you?
Scientists also found that dog owners experience “less social isolation” and “have more interaction with other people.”
And man’s best friend is a good motivator for physical activity. Exercise and staying active have a proven wide range of health benefits that can help prevent serious, even fatal conditions.
Owning a dog — or any pet — is a big commitment, so be sure to do your research before you decide to be a pet owner.
But if you’re looking for a way to improve your quality of life and lessen your chance of an early death, man’s best friend might just be the true way to your heart.