5 MORE WAYS A DOG IS GOOD FOR YOU

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6. Dogs Make You More Attractive

If you’re looking for a date, it might be time to get a dog. A dog’s presence may make people appear more likable and attractive. In a series of studies, men were more likely to get a woman’s phone number when they had a dog with them. In another study, researchers asked individuals to rate people in photographs. The individuals found that people looked happier and more relaxed when they appeared with a dog. A study by Pet Wingman found that men and women swipe right more often in dating apps on profile photos with dogs. Women benefited more than men with dogs in their profiles.

7. Dogs Make Us More Social

Walking with a dog can make us more approachable and give people a conversation starter. Think about how many times you’ve talked with other people, whether they’re your neighbors or new friends at the dog park. Researchers have found that about 40% of dog owners had an easier time making friends. Dogs can provide the perfect way to get to know strangers and form new friendships. A study at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University concluded that people who have a strong attachment to a pet often feel more connected in their human relationships and their communities.

8. Dogs Are Made to Be Irrestible

There‚Äôs a reason why puppies are so irresistible. A dog‚Äôs facial features possess an ‚Äúinfant schema.‚ÄĚ These ‚Äúsocial releasers‚ÄĚ can trigger an innate caregiver response in humans. So the next time you can‚Äôt stop watching that dog video, know those big eyes and floppy ears are scientifically appealing.

9. Dogs Make Us Happier

Just looking at a dog can lift your spirits. A 2009¬†study in Japan found that staring into your dog‚Äôs eyes can raise your level of oxytocin, also known as the ‚Äúlove hormone.‚ÄĚ Besides the general health benefits of owning a dog, dogs can be natural mood boosters. People with AIDS may be less likely to suffer from depression if they own a pet, according to a 2017¬†study.

10. Dogs Can Have Positive Effects on Seniors

Studies exploring the effects of dogs on seniors found positive results. One study found that pet therapy can improve the cognitive function of residents in long-term care with mental illness. Another study showed significant decreases in agitated behaviors in seniors with dementia, as well as improved social interactions. A dog provides unconditional love and support, which is especially important during tough times. Though people may think we’re taking care of our dogs, it’s mutual. Dogs also take care of us, and science confirms it.

What My Family Does During The Weekend

What my family does during the weekend

Well let’s say it’ a 2 day weekend and I am not going out. And neither are my parents. Yes it is just them and me at home. So mornings are very peaceful; it will be us going about our morning routines. I brush my teeth, wash my face and go to the kitchen for coffee. My parents would also be awake and doing similar things. We also tend to spend a few minutes at the balcony for some fresh air (even if my bedroom window would be open by now). The morning is spent like this – I will be at my desk in my room drinking coffee, then eating breakfast and relaxing at the laptop.

My parent have their ritual and prayers and they have their breakfast at the dining table. The rest of the morning is spent peacefully. By 1pm I am checking what movie I am going to watch in the afternoon. With the maid having helped mom in making lunch, she then leaves and the three of us will have lunch and then they will settle in the front of the tv in the living room, while I grab an apple and/or an orange and then settle in bed to watch said movie. If I am tired then I might also take in a nap.

Evening by 5pm is when were have tea or coffee with an evening snack. Post that I usually take a shower and I will be back at my laptop desk until 8pm when I check what to order and then place orders for dinner on one of the delivery apps. We enjoy our dinner and then they watch tv while I will watch my movies before falling asleep by 12. Sunday is more of the same but I usually buy some fish curry so we can eat that with rice. Boring, safe and comfortable!

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