Monday, December 1, 2014

Oxytocin? What is it?

Love your Dog
Interactions with animals can increase everyone's health. Studies have shown that levels of the hormone oxytocin are raised as a result of this. Oxytocin leads to feelings of relaxation and trust and can even allow the body to better adapt to highly emotional situations. Immune systems are also strengthened when people grow up with pets. Because animals such as dogs carry with them germs and dirt, people's bodies can learn to fight off these allergens at an earlier age. The chances of heart disease are also reduced from owning an animal, since animal-owners exercise while walking and playing with them. People with and without disabilities have many commonalities, such as this similar relationship with animals. Isabel K.

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