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Health benefits of having cats

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

17th Jun, 2020. 12:24 pm
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Cats can be your good friends. Fluffy, energetic, colorful creatures having different-colored eyes can provide you a daily dose of happiness. However, petting a cat has health benefits as well.

They can decrease the risk of heart disease

Cute paws and big eyes can make you happy and can reduce your stress levels. A decrease in stress levels can decrease the chances of cardiovascular disease. Having a cat can reduce the risk of other heart diseases as well such as stroke, by around 30 percent. Owning a cat can also help you lower anxiety.

Cats purring can help improve bones and muscles

Purring is the most common sound cats make. Cats purr commonly when they are happy and contented. However, your kitty’s purring noise can help improve therapeutic healing ability on human bones and muscles. 

Research says that a cat purr makes vibrations a frequency of 20-140 HZ. Frequencies in the 18-35 HZ range have an affirmative effect on mobility after an injury.

Fewer allergies in kids

According to a study by the National Institute of Health, children under a year old who interacted to a cat to be less likely to develop allergies. According to Marshall Plaut, M.D., chief of the allergic mechanisms section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, “high pet exposure early in life appears to protect against not only pet allergy but also other types of common allergies, such as an allergy to dust mites, ragweed, and grass.”

Good sleep

Several studies in the UK suggest that people prefer to sleep better with their pet cat. A recent study from the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine worked on it. The study said that 41 percent of the people said they slept better with their pets whereas only 20 percent of people said that they felt disturbed. 

Even watching cats videos can make you happy

No matter if you do not own a cat, watching cat videos can boost your energy. A study of over 7,000 people by Indiana University Bloomington said that watching cat videos can activate positive emotions and decrease negative vibes. 

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