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Did You Know Your Cat Can Boost Your Health?

Cat enthusiasts, did you know that your feline friends can enrich your life? Sure, cats are adorable when they cuddle up with you, and it is wonderful to watch them snuggle up into a lazy ball on your bed. But how do they improve your health? 


Read on to find out! 


Cats Help You Calm Down

The tranquility of a cat gradually comes to affect you. So, if you have been in an anxious, or heightened mood, just by being in their presence, your mind will compose itself and give you back the command you lost. The effect of a cat on your concentration is very remarkable. 


Petting Cats is Soothing 

This is why we are seeing a rise in the popularity of cat cafes, where anyone can go and stroke or cuddle a cat, while having a soothing drink or a meal. 


Cats Make Us Happier 

Even if you are watching Youtube videos to procrastinate while working or studying, the emotional pay-off might actually help you take on tough tasks afterwards. A survey conducted by the Cats Protection feline charity in the United Kingdom in 2011 found that people who spend time with cats or kittens report feeling calmer and less upset.


Their Purrs Can Stimulate Healing

Sitting with a relaxed, purring cat at the end of a hectic day is like a massage for the senses. This is because of the reassuring hum of their purrs is generally associated with calmness and gentle communication. The frequency of the vibration is in the range that can stimulate healing. 


Cats Can Read Our Emotions

While we may think of cats of aloof, and lacking empathy, nothing could be farther from the truth. Felines might actually be able to understand when their human friends are feeling down and act accordingly. A study published in the journal Animal Cognition in 2015 found that domestic cats can read humans' facial expressions to distinguish certain emotional cues, which may allow them to respond on a case-by-case basis.

 

Photo by Phuong Tran on Unsplash



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