January 15, 2014 | G-BLOG
Who Let The Dogs Out?
As a method to de-stress students during study sessions, two British Columbia universities (UBC and SFU) have created a puppy room for students to play with the dogs.
The UBC Wellness Centre ‘Paws For Health’ program allows students to sign up and spend 10 minutes cuddling with a puppy. “There is such a thing as pet therapy and what it does is it helps students manage acute stress,” said Melissa Leung, an outreach assistant. “It’s a short term relief from a tough day or a tough week.”
According to the UBC Wellness, a little puppy love is said to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and reduce feelings of loneliness; the benefits are said to make the university experience much more enjoyable for students.
The Paws For Health program will resume this 2014 school semester.
Click below to see what the puppy fuss is about!
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Source: HuffingtonPost.ca/Image: Static.Guim.co.uk