5 Ways Pets Help Your Mental Health While Working From Home

By October 1, 2020 Healthy Living

As more of us are working from home, the bond with our pets can be a powerful partner in keeping us happier and healthier.

  1. Pets can reduce work-related stress. Two out of three employees say work stresses them out and 40% say their job gets in the way of their health. Studies show that pets in the workplace help reduce stress and improve employee satisfaction.
  2. Pets can help increase productivity, wherever you work. When a dog joins a virtual meeting, group members rank their teammates higher on trust, team cohesion and camaraderie.
  3. Pets help manage anxiety. Now more than ever, many people are feeling anxious or struggling with mental health. Pets provide companionship and support.
  4. Pets can help you be more active. While social distancing is keeping many people at home, pets give us a reason to get outside, get some fresh air and get active.
  5. Pets provide a sense of togetherness. The bond with a pet helps people to not feel alone. When owners see, touch, hear or talk to their companion animals, it brings a sense of goodwill, joy, nurturing and happiness.

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