One of the biggest challenges you’ll face with a heart attack or stroke doesn’t happen in the ambulance, ER, or ICU. It’s what comes LATER.
I’m talking, of course, about the long road to a full recovery.
It’s those weeks and months after you’re discharged, and back in your own home, that is the MOST challenging. And that’s especially true if you live alone.
But today, I’ve got a simple trick to try that won’t just boost your odds of surviving the heart attack or stroke. This unconventional approach could soon have you thriving too.
In fact, I can practically guarantee you’ll end up LOVING every single moment of the extra years you now have ahead.
Because this simple “treatment” isn’t a new drug. It’s not a painful operation, exhausting exercise, or a restrictive meal plan either.
In fact, all you really need is a DOG. And if you don’t have one, don’t worry.
In a moment, I’ll share the secret of getting those same life-extending benefits without the commitment of caring for a pet.
Cold-nose secret to heart attack & stroke recovery
A dog is more than just a great best friend.
A pooch can also help keep you happy, healthy, and motivated. And there’s been plenty of research over the years confirming it.
But a new study takes things a step further. It focused specifically on heart attack and stroke patients.
Researchers found that having a dog could slice your risk of death after a heart attack by a third if you live alone. If you live with someone else, that same furry friend can still slash your death risk for an impressive 15 percent.
And if you’ve had a stroke, Spot can slash that same risk by 27 percent for loners and 12 percent for those with company.
Get the benefits with or without the commitment
Regardless of whether or not you’ve suffered a heart attack or stroke, a furry friend can deliver bunches of benefits. Caring for a dog helps build on four of the key pillars of healthy and successful aging…
Obviously, this is GREAT news if you have a dog. But let’s not kid ourselves, either. A dog can be a lot of work too.
Not everyone is up for the task, especially if you’re a heart attack or stroke survivor. And that’s okay. Don’t rush out to get a dog if you’re not ready for that kind of commitment.
Besides, there are two ways to get the best of BOTH worlds.
- Foster care: Some pets just need a home temporarily. Fostering gives you a short-term pet to spoil. But then you also get a break from caring for a furry friend since they typically find their forever home after a few days or weeks. Call a local shelter or the nearest Humane Society location for more information.
- Shelter volunteer: The sad reality is most shelters are overwhelmed with animals and have limited resources. They rely on volunteers to come and help. Some folks actually do work, including caring for the pets. But one of the best gigs of all? Many shelters need people to come in and just play with the animals. Call around and see what’s available near you.
Of course, there’s a third option. Go for a walk to the local park and sit on a bench. And before long, you can bet more than a few dogs will come by, and most owners will be happy to let you sneak in a few belly-rubs if you ask.
You might even expand your circle of two-legged friends this way, too.