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3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Getting a Dog

By Genevieve Cunningham

A dog is man's best friend. You've heard this before, right? As it turns out, the statement might be true. A dog can bring a lot of good to your life, and one of those important benefits is a boost in your health. If you would like a fun way to get your health moving in a better direction, take a look at these three reasons why you should consider getting a dog today.

For Your Mental Wellness

Dogs can actually be really beneficial for your mental health. That’s why they are so often used as service animals! Dogs provide unconditional love and devoted loyalty. When you come home from work, they'll be there waiting for you with tail wagging. This gives you a sense of belonging, a camaraderie, a friendship. If you need a way to keep your mental health in check, getting a dog and sharing your life with him may be a great way to do it.

For Allergies

Many people claim that dogs can actually help with your allergies. It might sound like a funny claim, but numerous people promote dog ownership as an allergy prevention method. How does it work? Dogs bring a lot of pollen and grass into your life. While this might sound like a bad thing, over time, it might actually boost your immune system to these particular allergens. While this is definitely not a science, many people claim this benefit, especially for children who are blessed to have a dog in their lives.

For Activity

If you have a dog, you're definitely going to be more active. Dogs require a lot of movement. You may have to take them for a walk, play with them, or simply get outside with them so that they can stretch their legs. If you would like to get more activity in your life in a fun way, a dog is definitely a good way to do it.

Dogs can be a great addition to your life. They bring fun and joy and excitement and love. They can boost your health and make you feel good about yourself and your life. Find a dog that needs a home, bring them into your family, love them big, and you'll be improving your life in multiple ways.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo.

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