(HealthDay News) -- Getting a pet can improve not only your emotional outlook but your physical health as well, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
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The CDC says furry companions have been shown to trigger these health improvements:
- Decreased blood pressure.
- Decreased cholesterol.
- Decreased triglycerides.
- Reduced feelings of loneliness.
- Greater exposure to social activities and interaction.
- Increased likelihood of regular exercise.
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