October 6, 2017
Cats Are Good For Your Health
Have you ever wondered how having a cat at home could influence your health? We all know that our cute furry friends are carriers of allergens, and these can induce asthma attacks for some. However, scientists who have been studying the human-animal bond recently, discovered that owning a cat does have some health benefits too! Indeed, owning a cat early in life can protect your children from developing cat allergies and make their immune system stronger!
Want to know how these moggies can be beneficial to you? Here are some great facts:
- The University of Minnesota conducted a study… and it shows that cat owners are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases! (If you were thinking of joining the gym, you better get a kitten!)
- It might sound weird but the feeling you get by just owning a cat boosts your immune system! Having a furry companion improves your social support, reduces the risk of depression and definitely brings on more laughs and exercise- all these help your immune system to function better. Plus, kitties easily know when you are not feeling good, and they can help you get better by comforting you.
- When kids are raised in a home where there are cats, they are more likely to develop immunity to allergies, at an early age. They are also less likely to face problems related to the respiratory problems, such as asthma. As a plus, children become more empathic if they have a kitty as pet, since early age.
- By petting a cat on a regular basis, your blood pressure is stabilised. The State University of New York studied cats and have confirmed that the simple action of petting your cat keeps yourself calm, just reducing any issues related to blood pressure.
- Cats purr a lot, and this is known to have therapeutic effects. These effects can your bones, muscles, tendons or ligaments to heal faster, than any medications. Infections and swellings are also healed from the frequencies at which cats purr.
- Today’s modern lifestyle makes it quite difficult to socialise much. However, interaction with a cat can bring back play-time and creativity back into your life. Having a moggy to care for and to cuddle, relieves you from anxiety and reduces any kind of stress.
So, go and have some fun with your feline friend! Have a ball… with a ball and your tabby friend! You both will surely benefit from the play-time together. And if you do not have a kitty friend, you adopt one anytime; give the love and protect your health! (Yes, it works both ways!).