Top 9 Things You Can Learn From Your Pets
They maybe can’t talk but surely can teach us a lot of things. No matter what pet you have (cats or dogs) if you are observing their life style and habits you would get surprised how much you can get from their good habits. No, we don’t say that you should go out and start barking or hunt a mouse. Let this article inspire you to treat yourself better and love the world more. Here are the Top 9 Things You Can Learn From Your Pets.
#1. Forget Multitasking
When dogs have a job to do, they give it their full attention. It turns out people should probably do the same. Yes, multitasking will save your day when you have tone of work, but in the end will that work be done well? Stanford researchers found that attention and memory suffer in those who juggle work, email, and web-surfing, compared to those who focus on one task at a time. Other studies suggest employees actually lose time when multitasking or are doing the job mediocre. So split your time wisely and finish one thing at a time.
#2. Take Naps
Have you seen your pet going through the day without at least one nap? There’s good evidence humans can benefit from catnaps, too. A study involving about 24,000 people indicates regular nappers are 37% less likely to die from heart disease than people who nap only occasionally. Short naps can also enhance alertness and job performance and would refresh you better than any cup of coffee. If you can take a nap, don’t hesitate and lie down.
#3. Walk Every Day!
This is onne of the safest, easiest ways to burn calories and boost heart health. If you are one of those people who hate going to the gym and sweat than walking is your thing. Taking regular walks can also help you: fight depression, lose weight, lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, lower the risk of breast and colon cancer, keep your bones strong, keep your mind sharp. So take your dog and go out for a long and refreshing walk.
People are social creatures and friendships have measurable health benefits. Researchers in Australia followed 1,500 older people for 10 years. Those with the most friends were 22% less likely to die than those with the fewest friends. Get inspired from your dog’s joy when it sees their dog buddies in the park. It would make your friend dates one hundred percent more fun.
#5. Don’t hold a grudge
Let go of old grudges and you’ll literally breathe easier. Chronic anger has been linked to a decline in lung function, while forgiveness contributes to lower blood pressure and reduced anxiety. People who forgive also tend to have higher self-esteem.
#6. Be curious
According to the popular saying, curiosity killed the cat, but for humans it may not have the same meaning. Researchers have found that people who are more curious tend to have a greater sense of meaning in life. Other studies have linked curiosity to psychological well-being and the expansion of knowledge and skills. So don’t wait, go explore the world, learn a new language, make new friends, buy books you never gave a chance before, listen to new music…
#7. Be silly
Indulging in a little silliness may have serious health benefits. Cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center found a stronger sense of humor in people with healthy hearts than in those who had suffered a heart attack. They conclude that “laughter is the best medicine” – especially when it comes to protecting your heart. Having a pet may make your “silly” time quite easier, so don’t hold back, run after your dog, play fetch, play with your cat and relax.
#8. Drink water when you are thirsty
Dogs don’t drink sports drinks when they’ve been playing hard – and most people don’t need to, either. During a typical workout, drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated. Water gives your muscles and tissues critical fluid without adding to your calorie count. Be sure to drink more than usual on hot days or when you’re sweating a lot.
#9. Eat more fish
Most cats would trade kibble for a can of tuna any day. You of course can choose to make fish a regular part of your diet. Salmon, tuna, trout, and other fatty fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which may reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and arthritis. People who eat fish at least once a week are 60% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.