Do Cats Affect Your Health?

April 05, 2019

Do Cats Affect Your Health?

Have you ever wondered if your cat is good for your health?

There have been a lot of research studies conducted on how dogs are good for human beings and how their company alone can help get rid of various ailments. Unfortunately, there aren't as many studies conducted on the effects of a cat on one's health.

In this blog post, I want to share the effects of having a cat on your health.

Let's get started.

Calming and Soothing

In a research study,it was found that by watching cat videos alone, people reported being happier and less negative. In fact, watching cat videos made people process negative emotions such as stress better.

According to the paper's author, Jessica Gal Myrick:

"Even if [people] are watching cat videos on YouTube to procrastinate or while they should be working, the emotional pay-off may actually help people take on tough tasks afterward,"

Looks like I should share more of those YouTube videos over here!

That’s not all, though.

In a survey conducted in the United Kingdom, it was found that people who spend time with cats or kittens report feeling calmer and less upset. In fact, 76% of the people that were surveyed felt that their cats helped them cope with dailystress much better!

That’s simply AWESOME, right?

Your Kitty and Your Body

Did you know thatcat people are naturally calmer and better able to handle stress?

I guess you should take your kitty to work to reap the benefits!

Jokes aside, there was astudy conducted by MNT that found that children that grow up with cats are less likely to get obese or develop allergies.

What effects do you think that your cat has on you? Let us know in the comments section…

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