Research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that human-animal interactions can have positive health effects and increase well-being. This research shows that interacting with animals can decrease levels of cortisol (a stress-related hormone), lower blood pressure, and be a positive mood booster.
While we might not be able to bring the animals to you, we’ve got the next best thing: a compilation of the funniest winter animal videos. May we all have as much joy this winter as our furry (and not-so-furry) friends. Enjoy!