Survey: Pet Owners Happier, Wealthier, More Fit Than Non-Owners
-Researchers surveyed 1,000 dog and cat owners over the age of 55 in new study
-They found that pet owners get nearly twice as much exercise as those without
-They also found pet owners tend to be happier and see themselves as successful
… In a poll of 1,000 British dog and cat owners over 55 and 1,000 people in the same age group who don’t have any pets, researchers calculated that pet owners were twice as likely to consider themselves a success.
In fact, 9 in 10 owners agreed that their furry family members were good for their health and well-being.
The belief makes sense: the survey showed that pet owners log nearly twice as much exercise, getting a good sweat about five times per week, versus just three time a week for the non-owners.
A new study now finds that having a pet is really good for a person’s well being.
The new study of dog and cat owners over the age of 55 found that those who have an animal companion tend to be happier, more successful, and exercise more.
Pet owners are also more likely to be married, have a child, bag themselves a university degree and have found their perfect job
Owning a pet increases your chances of being happy and successful, according to a study.
Experts who polled 1,000 dog and cat owners over the age of 55, and 1,000 adults of the same age without a pet, found those with canine and feline companionships were twice as likely to consider themselves a success.
In addition, pet owners are more likely to be married, have a child, bag themselves a university degree and have found their perfect job.
Pet owners also do almost double the amount of exercise – raising their heart rate five times a week compared to just three times for non-pet owners – and nine in 10 owners believe their pet is good for their health and wellbeing.
…Researchers also found pets bring laughter to six in 10 owners, and seven in 10 feel more relaxed in their company.