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.
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.”
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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