Cat lovers enjoy being around their felines because they feel happier as a result. Now there’s a scientific reason for how cats can make people healthier and likely happier too.

It seems that the purring of a cat occurs at a frequency known to increase bone density and relieve pain. Russian athletes supposedly use a machine that mimics this frequency to increase their performance.

So if you want to stay healthy, hug your cat while it’s purring. You’ll be gaining health benefits and your cat will enjoy being held and loved.

To learn more about the healing frequency of cats, click here.