Best Stress Buster: Take Your Pet Dog to the Workplace

by Kathy Jones on  March 31, 2012 at 9:21 PM Lifestyle News
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Taking a pet dog to your workplace may be the best stress buster after a new study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management found that people who brought pet dogs were less stressed out compared to those who had no pets or left them at their homes.
 Best Stress Buster: Take Your Pet Dog to the Workplace
Best Stress Buster: Take Your Pet Dog to the Workplace

The study was conducted by researchers from the Virginia Commonwealth University who observed the workers at a manufacturing company. The researchers compared the stress levels of those who brought their pet dogs to the workplace with those who did not bring or had no pets.

The stress levels were measuring by analyzing the saliva samples of the workers and the researchers found that while the stress levels were almost the same among all the three groups, the stress levels declined among those who brought their pet dogs while it increased among the other two groups.

"The differences in perceived stress between days the dog was present and absent were significant. The employees as a whole had higher job satisfaction than industry norms", lead researcher Randolph Barker said.

Source: Medindia

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