Our fluffy friends like to purr every time they feel at peace or comfortable. But, did you know that whatever weird or funny the sound they produce is and their company can actually help boost your overall health?
Scientists and experts have discovered that, a cat’s purr creates vibrations at a frequency of 20 – 140 Hertz (HZ) and studies have shown that frequencies between 18 – 35 HZ have a positive impact on human muscles, tendons and bones.
Physicians mostly use 26HZ in vibrational therapies which helps in enhancing body tissue regeneration. So here is how it works, when the body is exposed to high intensity pressure and strength training exercises, bones and muscles grow and become stronger. The same effect applies to vibrational therapy using low frequency vibration instead of intensive impact activity.
Below is a list of benefits of owning a cat, and I hope that after reading this you may find the need to own a cat.
1. Their Purring Helps To Heal Muscles, Tendons And Bones
Don’t underestimate that noisy sound these small felines make. According to a recent study, experts have discovered that a cat’s purr creates vibrations at a frequency of 20 to 140 Hertz (HZ), and frequencies between 18 to 35 HZ have a healing impact on muscles, tendons and bones.
2. They Brighten Up Your Mood
Just watching your cat playing or play with your cat can brighten up your mood by up to 100%. This cute little felines are known to wield the power to boost energy and positive emotions. It is advisable to view cat photos or videos a couple of times a day to maintain your mood.
3. They Lower Your Risk Of Heart Diseases
Most heart diseases are caused by the heart’s inability to bear a certain amount of shock and sometimes you need more than just physician therapies to avoid deadly heart diseases, by petting a purring cat and spending time with the feline can help soothe your heart and soul. Studies have shown that owning a cat lowers the risk of most heart diseases by up to 40%.
4. A Pet A Day Keeps The Allergy Away
As weird as it seems, but according to a National Institute Of Health study released in 2002, found that children under a year old who were exposed to a cat to be less likely to develop all kinds of allergies.
“High pet exposure early in life appears to protect against not only pet allergy but also other types of common allergies, such as allergy to dust mites, ragweed and grass”, stated Marshall Plaut, M.D. Chief of the allergic mechanisms section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
5. They Reduce Stress And Anxiety
Having a purring cat around you helps to calm you down and relieve hormones that are responsible for causing anxiety and stress.
6. They Make You Look Nice, Attractive And Caring
Generally, people with pets, especially cats, are perceived to be nice and caring. You need to be nice and friendly to hangout with the friendliest feline, isn’t that right?