Pets Help Your Heart?

The results are in – your cat and/or your dog IS helping to lower your chances for heart problems in the future!

I guess it makes sense. I have a cat myself and I have to say, when he crawls up on my lap to snuggle in for a nap and starts purring…I can’t help but start to relax too. And quite honestly, most of the time, I end up falling asleep with him – which just happens to be another way to keep heart disease down as well. And ever since I was a kid, I’ve always had a dog so I was quite active running and taking them for walks – which is yet more activities that help keep your heart in great shape!

So whether you’re a cat person or a dog person or both – go give them a great big hug and thank them for helping improve your health (I would give them a special treat)!

Here’s the link: http://health.yahoo.net/experts/drmao/6-surprising-ways-heart-longevity

And checking your cholesterol level is as easy as clicking here – even if you don’t own a pet. ; )