A Purring Cat Is Good For Your Health
When a cat purrs within a range of 20-140 Hertz, nearby humans may be therapeutically benefiting from these vibrations. Purring has been linked to lowering stress, decreasing symptoms of Dyspnoea [difficulty or pain breathing], lessening the chances of having a heart attack, and even strengthening bones.
Pet therapy is apparently gaining momentum in many medical communities, and according to the Animal Planet, there is scientific research that suggests pet owners live longer than those without pets.
It seems that our own animals have the ability to relieve us of our troubles, or at least make our worries seem less important. …it’s nice to know having a furry confidant around can add years to our lives.
Source for above information: dailyinfographic.com
More good health mews from care2.com:
Even if she doesn’t get her purr on, time with your cat (or other animal) is still good for you. Here are just a few of the many ways they take care of you.
Pets Help Sick People Feel Better
WebMD describes a number of benefits ill people derive from living with companion animals.
1. “Alzheimer’s patients have fewer anxious outbursts” if they live with a companion animal.
2. “Pet owners with AIDS are far less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.”
3. People who suffer from high blood pressure, then adopt a cat or dog, navigate stressful situations with lower blood pressure than people who don’t have pets.
4. “Heart attack patients who have pets survive longer than those without.”
Pets Also Help Prevent Health Problems
5. Taking care of a pet provides elderly people with “exercise and companionship,” with such a positive effect that one company gives bonus points to elderly life insurance applicants for having a pet.
6. “Male pet owners have less sign of heart disease — lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels — than non-owners.”
7. Want your kids to breathe easy? Make sure they have furry family members. That lowers the risk that they will have allergies, asthma and even eczema, plus it strengthens their immune systems.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/14-ways-your-cat-improves-your-health.html#ixzz3JS4COgrg
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