In a recent journal, the British Psychological Society suggests that:
“Dogs can directly promote our well being by buffering us from stress, one of the major risk factors associated with ill health. The ownership of a dog can also lead to increases in physical activity and facilitate the development of social contact, which may enhance both physiological and psychological human health in a more indirect manner.”
I strongly agree with the results from this study. I take my dogs running or walking every day. I find that getting outside with the dogs helps me to relax and clear my head. I wouldn’t have it any other way!