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Health & Fit Owning This One Pet Can Help You Live Longer, Study Says

10:31  18 september  2020
10:31  18 september  2020 Source:   bestlifeonline.com

How to Relieve Stress, According to Experts

  How to Relieve Stress, According to Experts Methods so simple you can do them right now. And while triggers of stress can sometimes seem trivial, the effects stress has on our bodies are not. Stress can leave us feeling uncomfortable, sick, or even in pain, and finding ways to manage it are crucial in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Health spoke with several experts on how to relieve stress nearly instantly or over time using a variety of methods. Here are 15 things you can do right now to help you start feeling calmer.

a cat lying on a bed © Provided by Best Life They're cute. They're snuggly. They make for great Instagram videos. And they always seem to be able to cheer you up when you need it the most. Pet owners have long known that having a four-legged—or even two or no legged, for that matter—friend can be one of life's greatest joys. But it turns out, they may also be the key to a longer joyful life, too: A recent study found that owning a dog can make you 24 percent less likely to die early.The research, which was published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation in 2019, analyzed 10 previous studies from over the span of 70 years that included data on more than 3.8 million people from United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, New Zealand, and Australia, CNN reports. The authors found that "dog ownership was associated with a 24 percent risk reduction for all-cause mortality as compared to non-ownership," and showed an even greater benefit to those who had suffered a heart attack or stroke, The Washington Post reports. a person holding a dog: teen playing with golden retriever outside while wearing a mask. © Provided by Best Life teen playing with golden retriever outside while wearing a mask. The authors of the study hypothesize that besides the emotional boost dogs provide, they also require their owners to change their lifestyles in ways that are often heart-healthy. "Several studies have shown that acquiring a dog perforce increases physical exercise (as anyone who has unsuccessfully tried to sleep past the time of a dog's routine morning walk can attest)," Dhruv Kazi, MD, cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, wrote in an editorial about the study.Kazi points out that dog owners are more likely to spend health-boosting time outdoors, and that simply petting a dog can lower someone's blood pressure. "The most salient benefits of dog ownership on cardiovascular outcomes are likely mediated through large and sustained improvements in mental health, including lower rates of depression, decreased loneliness, and increased self-esteem," he wrote.

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  Are Robot Vacuums Finally Good Enough to Replace Your Standard Vacuum? Learn how robot vacuums can work for you.There are more robovacs than ever on the market today and they have come a long way from the very first one we tested in our Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab way back in 2002. We regularly test all types of vacuums in our Labs, from stick vacuums to canister vacuums to HEPA vacuums to vacuums for per hair and so much more.

Luckily, dogs are not alone in helping their owners live longer lives. A 2009 study found that cat owners showed a decreased death rate from cardiovascular diseases thanks to their ability to reduce stress levels and blood pressure. And a study published in 2015 found that elderly patients who took care of crickets showed lower levels of depression than patients who just received medical advice. And for more ways to live longer, check out 50 Important Habits Linked to a Longer Life.Read the original article on Best Life.

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Exactly When to Eat Breakfast to Lose Weight, Say Experts .
When you eat your breakfast can be as important as what you’re eating. According to experts, it should be exactly within thirty minutes of waking up. "This will replenish your body from the night's sleep and allow it to function properly throughout the day," he says. "When you are hungry, your body stops burning calories. That means that your metabolism will dramatically slow down. You need to constantly be replenishing your body's stores to allow it to burn normally.

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