If you don’t have a cat, you need one. That’s because  2012 study showed that stroking a cat can lower your blood pressure. Just a few minutes of petting releases “feel good” endorphins in the brain.

People who have owned a cat have a 40% less risk of dying than those who have never owned a cat (although cats usually walk between your legs and trip you, so the danger of a cat killing you balances out its benefits sometimes).

If you want a happier, healthier life, get a cat and read more about a cat’s benefits by clicking here.