If you have ever been called the cat lady – relax! Because all cat-loving women have been at least once during their lifetime. The crazy cat lady is certainly going down as one of the harshest derogatory reference to cat lovers in the history. Going crazy from cats is not a real thing. If you won’t take our word for it, allow science to enlighten you.
A new research published in the Journal of Vascular & Interventional Neurology explains that owning a cat has no relationship with psychosis during the later part of life. On the contrary, owning cats has been associated with several health benefits in the research. The research revealed decreased risk of a range of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks.
A cuddle session with our feline companions will positively influence our mental health as well. For example, it has the potential to subdue anxiety. Melanie Greenberg, a renowned psychologist, suggests that cuddles with your pet kitty could boost the production and release of oxytocin. Oxytocin is what we refer to as the “love” hormone. This will help reduce your stress significantly and make you calmer.
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Owning kitties comes with a bunch of health benefits. So the next time someone calls you a crazy cat lady, share some knowledge with them and only then punch them in the face.