International Cat Day: Reasons Why Being a Cat Owner is good for HealthHealthy Living

August 08, 2018 11:44
International Cat Day: Reasons Why Being a Cat Owner is good for Health

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We are certain you must have come across people in your circle who are fanatical over cats.

Though there are ceaseless debates on whether a dog makes for a better companion or a cat.

However, a study by Indiana University Media School claims that cats are better for human health. According to the study, the Internet process of watching cat videos does more than merely entertain; it boosts viewers energy and positive emotions and decreases negative feelings.

The study saw people watching the cat video on regularly had less antagonistic emotions.

On International Cat Day, we have listed down some astonishing health benefits of having a pet cat.

Lowers peril of heart disease

Cats as pets may stand for a fresh strategy for reduction in risk of cardiovascular diseases in high-risk individuals. A study done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information said that they observed a lessening risk for death due to MI and all cardiovascular diseases (including stroke) among people with pet cats.

Aid children with autism

Autistic children with cat pets have amended social skills and their interaction with them helps their pet cat to better mental health too.

Strengthen babies immunity

Having a cat around your baby in the first year can aid him or her to develop a tough immune system. It helps particularly to combat against metabolism infections, according to a study by Kuopio University Hospital, Finland, and European Union.

Beef up mental health

Caressing a cat or spending a quality period of time with them helps to lift one's mood and fight mental illness.

By Sowmya Sangam

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