Petting your dog or cat for just 10 minutes can help reduce your stress!

Great news for your pets AND you!

According to a new study, petting your dog or cat for just 10 minutes a day can help reduce your stress!

 

 

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Researchers at Washington State University found huge reductions in the stress hormone cortisol from just 10 minutes of petting a dog or cat.

One of the associate professor said, “Students in our study that interacted with cats and dogs had a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone. Just 10 minutes can have a significant impact.”

 

 

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They added, “This is exciting because the reduction of stress hormones may, over time, have significant benefits for physical and mental health.”

 

 

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