(Furry) Friends With (Different) Benefits

Have you read the book โ€˜Thriveโ€™? ๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“– In her chapter dedicated entirely to pets, โ€œ(Furry) Friends with (Different) Benefits,โ€ Ariana Huffington shows us how pets help us thrive.

As an animal lover and pet advocate, with a passion for holistic health and wellbeing, I am always excited to share interesting perspectives on how animals manage to effortlessly better our lives ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿˆ. Learning how pets can contribute to your personal path to success might wake you up to a whole level of fulfillment and joy that you never knew existed ๐ŸŒ .

5 Ways That Pets Help Us Thrive:

๐Ÿถ Pets Activate Loving โ€“ they help us open up instead of shut down.

๐Ÿถ They Teach Us To Live In The Moment.

๐Ÿถ Pets Mirror a Furry Version of Our Best Selves โ€“ they connect us with our ability to love, feel and give.

๐Ÿถ Pets Heal a Myriad of Hurts.

๐Ÿถ Pets Enhance Our Social Network.

โ€œThey also add a sense of responsibility, regular activity, a set routine, and reliable companionship, which can be an invaluable source of healing,โ€ writes Huffington.

โ€˜Studies have also found that pet owners have lower blood pressure, a reduced risk of heart disease, and lower levels of stress. All with no side effects, other than the occasional chewed furniture leg. Pets can also be a plus in the workplace. A 2012 study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management found that in the course of the workday, stress levels decreased for workers who brought in their dogs. โ€œThe differences in perceived stress between days the dog was present and absent were significant,โ€ said Randolph Barker, professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. โ€œThe employees as a whole had higher job satisfaction than industry norms.โ€โ€™ (Huffington, excerpt from Thrive).

Luckily for us at FUELLED, we have Bella, pictured above. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’•


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