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Living with a cat makes an owner healthier

Want to be more healthy? Go and find the cat for you and love if for life.

In “7 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits Of Being a Cat Owner,” goodnet.org  listed the reasons cats are good for one’s health.

1.  Cats help lower your risk of having a heart disease.

Studies  showed a cat can lower your stress levels, which leads to lowered risk of  having a cardiovascular disease.

“Owning a cat can actually lower one’s risk of various heart diseases, including stroke, by around 30 percent,” goodnet.org stressed.

Cats make humans healthy. If you can love a cat for life and treat him as a pet, why not adopt Borhap? He was rescued when he was  about five days old, abandoned with his siblings on the side of the road in Quezon City in 2017.  There was no mama cat with them. It is a miracle that he survived. He even turned out to be such a handsome catto!  Please contact Save Animals of Love and Light Inc. (Save ALL) on Facebook if you wish to adopt a cat. 
2. A cat’s purring helps heal bones, tendons and muscles.

A cat’s purring means your cat is happy and comfortable. But this is also a very comforting sound that has been long associated with a therapeutic healing ability on human bones and muscles

“A cats purr creates vibrations at a frequency of 20-140 HZ, and studies have shown that frequencies in the 18-35 HZ range have a positive effect on joint mobility after injury, scientists have begun talking about how the cat noise could help humans,” goodnet.org said.

3. You will sleep better with a cat around.

Most cat owners  sleep with their cats than with their partners, several studies in the UK showed.

Goodnet.org said “people (especially women) prefer to sleep with their cats over their partners, and they even report sleeping better with a cat than with a human bed companion.”

A recent study from the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine confirmed these findings: 41 per cent of the people in that study said they slept better because of their pet, while only 20 percent said that it caused disturbances.

4. They will make you more attractive to women.

Leading pet researcher Dr. June Nicolls found through her research that women get more attracted men with pets.

Goodnet.org said “with a whopping 90 percent of single women perceiving men with cats as nicer and more caring than those without.” 

Being around a cat calms humans.  Because their presence lowers stress and anxiety levels,   a cat owner or the human around a cat has a lower risk of developing heart diseases. Dos, the rescued cat in the photo, is so quiet that indeed, his presence soothes and calms. 
5. A cat’s presence reduces stress and anxiety.

Calming chemicals in the body are released when a cat is around a human. These beneficial chemicals lower stress and anxiety levels.

“Cats are known for being super low-maintenance and a simple petting session is usually enough to make both you and your cat happy,”  goodnet.org said.

6. The presence of cats lessens allergies in kids.

A kid under a year old and is exposed to cats will less likely develop all kinds of allergies, a study released  by the National Institute of Health  in 2002 showed.

Marshall Plaut, M.D., chief of the allergic mechanisms section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,  said "high pet exposure early in life appears to protect against not only pet allergy but also other types of common allergies, such as allergy to dust mites, ragweed, and grass."

7. Watching cat videos is good for humans.

In a study of over 7,000 individuals,  the  Indiana University Bloomington found that “watching cat videos on the internet boosts viewers’ energy and positive emotions while decreasing negative feelings. Turns out all those hours spent on YouTube actually did you some good.” DC

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