It’s a proven fact that people who are isolated and alone suffer from depression far more often than people who are engaged with others. In the absence of meaningful relationships with other human beings, many people choose to have more meaningful relationships with their cats. Fortunately, caring for a cat has been proven to make you healthier and happier.
“According to a 2008 study from researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Stroke Institute, cat owners are less likely to die from heart attacks. Monitoring nearly 4,500 people (three out of five participants owned a cat) for a 10-year period, the researchers were able to determine that the cat owners experienced a 30 percent reduced risk of death by heart attack than the participants without cats. A 2009 follow-up study further established that cat ownership is linked to a decreased risk of death from all cardiovascular diseases, including strokes.”
Rather than go through painful surgery or take drugs, the best way to improve your health is to get a cat. To read more about the health benefits of cats, click here.