ADOPTING A DOG, A WAY TO PRESERVE YOUR HEART AND IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH!
The French Federation of Cardiology launched a campaign in May. It is particularly aimed at seniors and encourages them to take a dog. Indeed, such a companion promotes daily physical expenditure and slows down aging. Do not wait any longer!
Yes, your dog can bore you with its piss on the carpet, with the mud brought back from a walk in the forest. It can annoy you to bark for no reason, just to demand attention. "it snores, it has gas, it eats your slippers, but it can save your life," says the French Federation of Cardiology.
A truth that takes its place in an awareness campaign launched Friday, May 10and entitled #OhMyDog. It encourages seniors to adopt a doggie. Because it's as good for their company as it is for their health.
According to the Federation, a dog can reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by up to 36%. Notably, because a canine will make you run, walk. It will allow you to move, and therefore not to remain inactive, sedentary.
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➥One hour of physical activity per day for over 65s
"A dog brings you presence, joy, and especially pushes you to move more," confirms the Federation of Cardiology. "With a dog, you increase your physical activity and strengthen your social interactions. Adopt a dog to take care of your heart every day! "
Professor François Carry goes even further by recommending "at least one hour of physical activity per day". The benefits of this daily expenditure are felt, according to this professional, after three weeks. So, there is more to hesitate. A dog prevents the arteries from losing their elasticity too quickly and slows down aging. A cure for youth!