Cats can be good friends and companions. And they can also be very funny.
As most people no doubt know, you can laugh endlessly at pussy videos on Youtube.
But we tend to think only of cats as cute little furry companions and do not realize that cats can be very good for human health.
It has been proven more than once that cats are more than just good company. They have the ability to calm people down with their mouths and it can be a good remedy for those who suffer from heart disease.
Did you know that having a cat can reduce the risk of a heart attack?
In a study that lasted for 10 years, the conclusion was that cats are sedative and just having a cat on its lap and petting it reduces stress. This study involved about 4,000 people and was conducted by the University of Minnesota, Stroke Institute in Minneapolis.
After these 10 years of reviewing the results, it was found that those who had a cat were 30% less likely to die of a heart attack than those who did not have a cat.
The reason was that the cat owners had a good heartbeat, stress was low and blood pressure was low. And it’s no joke to be able to reduce the risk of a heart attack by up to 30%.
Cats also release oxytocin into the brain. You know, the hormone that makes us feel very good, is linked to emotions like love and is very good for the body.
Serotonin and dopamine are also released in the brain when you are playing with a cat, for example, but these substances significantly reduce stress and regulate the immune system.
Studies have shown the following:
– Pet owners are less likely to become depressed than those who do not have pets.
– People who have pets are less likely to raise their blood pressure if they find themselves in stressful situations.
– Patients who have already had a heart attack and have pets live longer than those who do not have pets.
– Pet owners over the age of 65 go to the doctor 30% less often than those who do not have a pet.
– Even if people who have a dog or cat experience all these good benefits, the pet does not have to be a dog or a cat. Watching fish in an aquarium can reduce muscle tension and lower your heart rate.