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December 27, 2018 |0 min read

How Cats Help Keep Us Happy And Healthy

Written by

Sharilyn Vera

 

If you’re looking for a solid foundation on which to build a successful life, what could be more important than your happiness and your health?

We’re blessed with almost limitless options when it comes to improving these two metrics, thanks to the incredible, modern world we live in, so it should be fairly simple to find ways to make life better.

Unfortunately, not many of us are good at slowing down enough to figure out what those things might be.
The same world that gives us amazing options to improve our lives, also distracts us with incessant social media notifications and 24/7 connectivity.

So how do you actually slow down and enjoy your life more?

Perhaps the best way of all to slow down and increase your happiness and level of health, is to get a cat.

Sounds too simple, doesn’t it?  

Luckily, science backs me up on this, as you’ll see below in the article and awesome infographic from Catological.


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Cats Can Improve Your Heart Health

While having a kitty around will make your heart fill with love and joy, the kitty's presence may also make your heart stronger and healthier physiologically.

In clinical studies, scientists found cat owners to be 30 percent less likely to die from a heart attack or stroke, and individuals considered to be at high-risk for these problems lessened their risks considerably once they obtained a cat.

Not only do they positively impact the main driver of the cardiovascular system, but it’s also been found that people plagued by high blood pressure or cholesterol were found to have their problems lessened once a cat became part of their lives. In fact, some people had such dramatic changes to their blood pressure and cholesterol levels that doctors were able to decrease or even eliminate their medications, demonstrating the incredible healing powers cats possess.

 

Tell us about how your feline ones help keep you happy in the comments below 

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Written by

Sharilyn Vera

Sharilyn is a proud cat owner, long time storyteller and researcher. Her work spans beloved podcasts, television shows, media outlets, and independent documentaries. She likes to strike a balance between education and comedy, which you can hopefully tell when you read her articles!

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