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Spending just 10 minutes with your pets boosts your mood and relieves stress, say scientists

Spending just 10 minutes petting cats and dogs is an effective way to reduce your stress levels, according to new research. The study, conducted by researchers from Washington State University (WSU), found that the general well-being of the study participants ?— all college students ?— improved quickly after petting cats and dogs. This improvement was seen even in people who were highly stressed, according to the study’s researchers, who noted that they found a “significant” reduction in cortisol? — the hormone that the body produces during times of stress ?— in the participants.  Read more.....

 

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