If you've never owned a cat, you need to. If you have owned a cat, then I'm sure you can relate to these five points as well. Here's to healthier living!
1. Cats reduce stress and anxiety.Giphy
Petting a cat releases endorphins (hormones the body releases when under stress). Interaction with a cat calms people down and also boosts their mood. Even the sound of a cat's purr can calm your nerves.
2. Owning a cat can prevent loneliness.Giphy
According to multiple research studies, loneliness plays a role in all types of diseases including Alzheimer's disease and addiction. Cats are companions that are there for us whenever we need them.
3. Owning a cat is less expensive than owning a dog.Giphy
Thinking about the risk of becoming financially unstable can really take a toll on mental health. According to an ASPCA study on the average cost of owning a dog or a cat, cats are cheaper to own than dogs. The adoption fee of a cat is also usually cheaper.
4. Cats decrease the risk of heart attacks and heart disease.Giphy
5. Cats can help their owners be more social.Giphy
If you know someone who owns a cat, you know they absolutely love talking about their cats. Cat ownership supplies a conversation starter and can lead to friendships with people who share similar interests.