We've all heard the saying, "A dog is man's best friend," but did you know that it's also true?
According to a study published in the Journal of Health Psychology, petting dogs can lower your blood pressure. The study found that participants who were asked to pet a dog for 10 minutes had lower blood pressure readings than those who weren't given this opportunity.
This isn't the first time that researchers have found that petting animals can be good for health. A similar study conducted by researchers at California State University showed that people who own pets tend to have lower blood pressure and lower stress levels than people without pets.
This news isn't just good for people—it's good for dogs too! The more we understand about how our pets affect us, the better we can care for them, and vice versa.