Want To Live Longer? Own A Dog
The special bond between humans and dogs has been scientifically proven to help people live longer.
70 years of global research has found that owning a dog "is actively protective against dying of any cause." There's a 24 percent drop in "cause mortality" for people who have a dog in their life.
People who walk their dogs tend to get 30 minutes of extra exercise than those who don't. Also, petting a dog can reduce your blood pressure.
Do you feel better with a pet in your life? Mrs. Chonga and I sure do. Our Sophie Pup is the BEST dog ever...she's only barked maybe 8 times in the almost two years we've had her. Most of those were in her sleep! She likes to play and run, but is also happy chilling on the couch with me at night to watch TV. In fact we call her Sofa Puppy since that's her favorite place to lie down.