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The Benefits of Having a Furry Friend

on the Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Living in a pet friendly retirement resort is good for your health! No matter what age, the benefits of regular contact with animals can help to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and increase physical activity among other things.

Humans are constantly worried about something. Whether it be the bills, children, parents or what the future holds in 10 years’ time. These thoughts, albeit natural and experienced by everyone are one of the main drivers for depression and anxiety in our lives.

On the other hand, dogs and other pets don’t experience worry in the same way we do and live very much in the here and now. These feelings rub off on owners and can help reduce the worries of the future experienced more frequently by the mature population.

In addition to this, there are many other health benefits to having a furry friend:

  1. Increased physical activity
  2. Companionship
  3. Left-over disposal
  4. Reduced stress levels
  5. Sense of responsibility and routine
  6. Increased social interaction
  7. Security
  8. Spending more time outdoors

Orianna Lifestyle Resorts are a pet friendly community that encourages residents to include their pets in life decisions. Orianna has many pet friendly activities scheduled in the calendar where you don’t have to leave your best friend at home either!

Don’t have a furry friend yet? There are many animals who, through no fault of their own have ended up in pounds and rescues right across the country. Your new friend could be waiting for you right now. Visit the RSCPA website today.

To find out more about how you could move into Orianna over 50’s lifestyle resort with your furry friend, contact them today on 1800 674 266.