|Is it spring yet?|
Our Maple was thrown from a car. A professional driver stopped and took a risk to pet her, and saved her life. A chance meeting at a truck stop brought her to us. Petting a stray pit bull put us at risk for losing our sedentary lifestyle.
McDonald's food puts someone like my husband at a greater risk for a stroke than, say, petting a stray pit bull. Never mind the grease; let's talk about salt. People with chronic high blood pressure (and anyone over fifty and all African Americans) should consume no more than 1500mg of sodium per day. A regular sized portion of Chicken McBites contains 730mg of sodium. Add a medium-sized box of fries and you'll have another 270mg. An Angus Bacon and Cheese burger contains 2070mg of sodium, so I guess the commercial could say, "trying our new McBites is less risky than eating our Angus Burger."
Owning a pit bull can actually lower your risk of a stroke. For starters, petting a dog has been shown to lower blood pressure and relieve stress. Exercise is great for cardiovascular health. American Pit Bull Terriers are a high-energy breed, so any responsible owner of one will get lots of exercise. Laughter can reduce stress and lower blood pressure, too. Pit bulls are silly and make you laugh, so they must be good for you.
|"Maple is the One-Percent." Ninety-nine out of a hundred homeless pit bulls never find homes. Take a chance and pet one; it'll be good for both of you!|