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Pets to De-Stress
Owning a pet is good for your health. Time reports that pet “parents” tend to have lower blood pressure and heart-disease risk than those who don’t.

And new evidence suggests that animals can improve our mental health as well. Hospitals, such as our HNHN Champion Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), uses therapy animals to improve patients’ moods and help them manage stress and anxiety.

Even if you don’t own a pet, you can engage with animals in other ways to reap the benefits. Best of all, it isn’t just dogs and cats that can improve our health. Studies suggest that many different animals, including fish and crickets, can help humans. Over the next 5 days, we’ll offer new ideas to help you experience the stress-reducing benefits of having a furry, or not so furry, friend. Starts December 10.

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Date & Time
Monday December 10th, 2018
End Date & Time
Friday December 14th, 2018

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