Cats are wonderful in a plethora of ways and we all love our furbabies very much but, beyond being adorable, cats are also great for your health in a number of ways. In fact, cat owners often report how their cats help them through even the most difficult situation.
Here are five ways that your cat is actually helping you stay as healthy as you possibly can. if you have something else you think we missed, be sure to leave us a comment below.
1. Less stress, lower risk of heart disease
Cats have been found to reduce stress levels in humans in numerous studies. This has been linked to a lowered risk of heart disease.
2. Healthier muscles and bones
It’s possible that a cat’s purr might actually strengthen your bones as well as your muscles and tendons.
3. Better Sleep Quality
Studies have proven that cats help their owners sleep better. A study that was conducted in the UK even claimed that women slept better with their cats than their human companions. While this may ring true for a lot of pet owners, there’s always going to be the cats who’d rather meow in your face all night.
4. Reduce Allergies
Alright, you can’t really get rid of allergies by spending time with your cat as an adult. However, if you have kids, they are less likely to develop allergies if raised with cats. When you do have both a child or children in the same home as a cat or cats, make sure that both of them are well cared for and know not to harm each other.
5. Buh-bye to stress and anxiety
Studies have also claimed that cats reduce anxiety and stress in their owners. I think we all assumed this one even without a scientific study. There’s just something about coming home from a hard day of work, frustrated and exhausted, and being greeted by your lovely kitty with a meow or a purr that just makes your heart melt and the struggles of the day melt away.
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