Tag Archives:

pets

The Benefits to Passing Time With a Pet

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Pets can help the elderly age healthily!

Pets can help the elderly age healthily!

To encourage healthy brain function at any point in life, especially later in life, it’s key to stay entertained and interested. There is almost no better way to do this than with a pet.

And not only do pets challenge and entertain you, they can also be great company.

Pets Keep You Busy

With time, many things that formally kept you busy start to pass. For instance, your children by now might have moved out of country and are busy living their own lives. Perhaps you retired recently and no longer have a career that kept you occupied and motivated. My pets come in and are this happy ball of energy that wants attention. My dog especially requires attention. Taking care of a pet and sharing your time with one can bring a type of joy; lifting your spirits and kicking your optimism back into gear.

Pets can be good for your physical health. Often with ailments and conditions that are easier to combat if you keep up a healthy lifestyle with activities such as exercise, laughing, eating well, etc. Pets, especially dogs, tend to keep you on your toes, which is a great way to keep yourself active. Moreover, their peculiarities and cute habits will have you laughing throughout the day.

To learn more on Andy’s programs

 

Thinking About Adopting A Pet? Then Take Note Of These Factors!

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Before getting a pet, you need to take into consideration a couple of factors!

Before getting a pet, you need to take into
consideration a couple of factors!

Some crucial things you should consider before adopting a pet:

Do you have other pets in your house?   Where some pets can get along great others can simply tear your house down and also your peace! For your personal workplace wellness programs, pets can be quite possessive and usually do not appreciate a newcomer who too wants to get a share of your attention. When you already have a pet or a few, the best way to introduce a new pet into your house is to take is slow. Make your new pet spend a few minutes around the old pets and keep increasing the time day after day. Yes, there will be some growling or scratching, but it’s just a phase and it sure will pass with time.

What kind of a home environment do you like to maintain?  If you like to keep your place neat and tidy without the couches being scratched and the carpets being free of animal hair, than an active or a hairy pet is what you will have to avoid. You can opt for pets that are confined to their own space, such as hamsters or fish etc. But if it’s ok for your pets to mess the house around or fit into your personal workplace wellness programs as you might have a maid who takes care of the cleaning daily anyway, you can opt for a dog or a cat.

To learn more on Andy’s programs

 

How To Choose The Right Pet For You!

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Pets differ in their habits and needs so choose one wisely!

Pets differ in their habits and needs
so choose one wisely!

It is a known fact that pets do tend to be quite good for our mental health, emotional health and our overall well-being. But in order to truly benefit from the company of a pet, you need to choose one that will be suit your needs and requirements appropriately and will also be compatible with lifestyle.

If you require little physical activity: If you are an individual who spends most of their time at home and choose not to engage in any kind of wellness workplace programs, then opt for pets that enjoy staying in and prefer basking in the coziness of the home setting. A few examples of such pets include a cat, fish, bunny etc.

If you are looking for an activity partner: People who are active and tend to engage in wellness workplace programs or outdoor activities regularly, for instance jogging or walking, then opting for pets that love outdoor exercise will be the best option for you. The best pets to have for this purpose are dogs!

If you have children or elderly in the house: If you have children or elderly living with you then you need to take into consideration the activity level of your pet and its size. For children it’s best to stick to smaller pets like kittens and puppies and if you have elderly around then stick to docile pets like turtles, fish etc.

To learn more on Andy’s programs

 

Pets Can Bring Balance To Your life!

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Pet can enhance your social life and are great mood enhancers!

Pet can enhance your social life and are great
mood enhancers!

The benefits of having pets are endless. It is no coincidence that you see most celebrities domesticating a bunch of pets at once. Yes, they do so as they can afford it but that is just one of the reasons. The health benefits that one can avail from these creatures are hard to miss out on. It is also helps bring productivity in the workplace for those celebrities.

Hey enhance your social life. Pets help you to meet new people-individuals who usually own pets themselves. For instance dog owners commonly have to walk their dogs daily and this usually ends with dog owners running into each other quite often. Moreover, pet owners also get to socialize at pet clubs, vet, pet training classes and pet stores.  Being social reduces risks of suffering from depression, anxiety and stress.

They can help you become more disciplined.  Pets add structure and order to your daily routine which as a resultant introduces discipline into your life. Pets like dogs require exercise and a proper feeding schedule. Regardless of how tired or stressed or upset you might be, you just do these tasks. Hence, no matter what your circumstances might be you just have to push yourself out of that couch walk your dog on time and feed it on time.

Pets are great mood enhancers: The company of a pet can console you, relieve stress and lift up your spirits. Yes, they can also increase productivity in the workplace around you.

To learn more on Andy’s programs

 

 

Pets As Part of A Healthy Lifestyle

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Personal Wellbeing and Peak Human Performance.

Why are pets so good for your health?

Pets lower your stress levels, it has been medically proven that petting your cat or dog actually lowers blood pressure levels and stimulates endorphins which add to your overall sense of well-being.  Taking your dog for a walk is a good way to get exercise and take a break and stop worrying for a while about work, money or other problems in your life.

Dog owners have been seen to be in better health and more resistant to getting coughs and colds

Dog owners have been seen to be in better health and
more resistant to getting coughs and colds

Your immunity and overall health are tied into your sense of happiness and pets contribute to a sense of wellbeing overall.  Pets offer you unconditional love; however bad your day has been, if you own a dog, you’ll have someone who will love you no matter how you look or feel.

Buying a dog is a long term investment, remember a dog is not just for a holiday gift but you will have responsibilities that will last for a lifetime.

However, owning a dog or a cat is a pleasure that will pay off in the long term for your good health.

To learn more about Andy’s programs see: 

 

Change Your Day, Not Your Life
A realistic guide to sustained motivation, more productivity, and the art of working well
read more

About Andy Core
Author and speaker on work-life balance, productivity and wellbeing
read more

E-Newsletter
Receive monthly email tips, research, how tos...
read more