Heart Walk Benefitting American Heart Association

May 7, 2015

Have you ever considered that your pet is making you healthier? On May 16 we will be a participating sponsor of the Heart Walk here in Greensboro, NC.

 

Our involvement came last fall upon meeting Cory Phillips with the American Heart Association who recognized the many health benefits of having a pet in your home and came to ask us to participate in bringing awareness to ways the Triad can reduce health risks associated with heart health. We gladly jumped on board – knowing a healthier pet owner means a happier pet!

 

 

In January 2015 our own All Pets Considered family was struck more closely with heart disease when an extended family member passed away from a massive heart attack. Our reason “why” became a lot more personal and as did our motivation to help encourage our area to take control of their health.

 

In honor of the Heart Walk and our involvement with this event we present to you several lists of why people with pets are healthier and live longer:

 

http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/features/6-ways-pets-improve-your-health

 

http://pets.webmd.com/ss/slideshow-pets-improve-your-health (even the slideshow will lower your blood pressure)

 

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20810305,00.html

 

With all of these reasons to have a pet – check out our page of rescue partners to find a furry friend in need of human companionship! 

 

Join us at the Heart Walk benefitting American Heart Association – Triad

UNCG, Kaplan Commons, Greensboro, NC

May 16, 2015 (Saturday)

Registration begins at 8 a.m.

 

Be sure to bring your pet for the Pet Parade before the walk!

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