We are all on the lookout for ways to make daily life healthier. For you, it might mean more helpings of kale; for others, a healthier routine could equal more time at the gym. But there might be something you already have in your home—or something you’ve considered—that can help you immediately: a pet.
Take having a cat or dog in your home: You might have reason to socialize more with others, even if you’re just talking about your cat with fellow feline lovers. If you have a dog, you might get out and about and exercise—which means your health might improve too.
Want to learn more about how pets are good for you? Check out this graphic.