Stress Awareness Month
Tip 8 – Enjoy time with your pet
Multiple studies indicate that pets are powerful forms of stress relief, lowering not only blood pressure but also stress hormones, which is associated with depression and anxiety, and elevating beneficial ones linked to happiness and relaxation.
Touch and movement are two healthy ways to quickly manage stress. Stroking a dog, cat, or other animal can lower blood pressure and help you quickly feel calmer and less stressed.