Is the type of person who likes to see cat videos on Youtube?
Well, actually experiencing positive changes in mood and energy boost a new study has found .
The argument for being a cat or a dog person has been for as long as the animals themselves.
But did you know that there are actually scientifically proven benefits of owning a cat knew?
1. Cats are better for the environment than dogs
The food we feed our animals can actually have a big impact on the carbon footprint. The food used to feed the dogs has been compared to the footprint of a land cruiser, while cat food can be comparable to a small rear window.
Due to the processing and the quantities of food produced, this can make a big difference in our environment.
2. Cats make your heart healthier
Owning an animal, generally can be good for the heart, but cats do not need much effort may decrease amount of stress and anxiety in your life.
Petting a cat has been found that it is very relaxing and revealed a study that cat owners were 30 percent less likely to die from a heart attack or stroke than non-cat owners, which could certainly be down to levels lower stress and anxiety.
3. Cats can improve sleep
people ( mainly women ) have been found to sleep better when in bed with a cat instead of a human being, several studies in the UK have discovered. 41% of people reported sleeping better because of your pet, with only 20% said they experienced disturbances.
So curl up with that ball purring skin and get a good night’s sleep!
4. Cats can eliminate allergies
Unfortunately, this only works for babies under 12 months, but being around cats can help eliminate allergies.
This not only reduces the chances of being allergic to pets, but also other things such as dust mites, ragweed and grass, a study by the National Institutes of Health Has published.
If you are unsure about whether to get one – let this article be the inspiration you need to take care of your own feline friend. Or if you already have a cat, you’re one of the lucky ones who reap all the benefits!
let us know your thoughts about cats and benefits of owning a cat in the comments!
By Christina L.