Walking increases the flow of oxygenated blood in the brain as well as boosting the release of feel-good endorphins and dopamine.
There have been many articles written on the ways animals can help people with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. There is even a Human Animal Bond Research Institute! Check out the research summaries they have on mental health and trauma/PTSD. My first awareness of the importance of pets to mental health came in… Continue reading Soothe your Soul: Pet a Soft Purring Cat or Take a Brisk Walk with a Dog.