Being away from our friends, family, and normal routines is difficult for all of us. During times like these, it is easy for our mental and physical health to slip. If your health does take a toll, being a cat pawrent could help. There are multiple proven health benefits that result from having a cat in your life, and those benefits really shine through in the age of social distancing.

 

Decreases Your Stress

This is a stressful time for all of us and it is normal to feel a little on-edge. Whether it be financial stress or the stress of not being able to see loved ones, we are all experiencing some form of heightened stress and anxiety throughout this time. With that being said, having a cat could greatly mitigate that stress. Cats are inherently calm, so their demeanor alone helps put you at ease. Petting and cuddling your cat, or even just listening to their soothing purr, are also great ways to help you relax and unwind.

Renews Your Sense of Purpose

Whether you are out of work, or just out of sorts from your daily routines coming to a screeching halt, you can start to question your sense of purpose. That sense of purpose can be renewed almost instantly with the help of your furry friend. No matter what is going on in the world, your cat still needs you and always will. They rely on you for food, shelter, enrichment, and love. With them, you are always needed and appreciated more than you can begin to measure.

Decreases Your Loneliness

It goes without saying that our cats keep us from being lonely. If you live alone, social distancing can be exceptionally hard. We are inherently social creatures and not getting in-person human contact can take a toll on even the most introverted of homebodies. However, if your roommate is a cat, then that lonely void is instantly filled with sandpaper kisses and kneading biscuits on your tummy.

Purrs the Pain Away

Not only is the purr of a cat extremely soothing, but it is also credited with various therapeutic healing properties. The vibrations created by a cat's purr can reach anywhere from 20-140 HZ, which correlates with helping to heal bones, muscle, and overall joint mobility after an injury.  

Good for the Heart

Having a cat can be great for your heart in more ways than one. Various studies show the correlation between having a cat and overall heart health. This includes, but is not limited to, lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol, decreased triglyceride levels, fewer heart attacks, and a better chance of successful recovery from heart attacks. These benefits are believed to be caused by cats helping to mitigate your stress.  

Cats can also be good for your heart by being the perfect wingman! Having a cat greatly increases your "swipe right" potential on Tinder. So while you're quarantine-cruising through those dating apps, remember that a cute selfie with your cat can really help your chances of finding the BAE of your dreams.

 

It is for all these reasons and more that remind us just how special having a cat in our lives really is. Don't forget to show your cat some extra love and appreciation for not only keeping you happier, but healthier during quarantine!

 

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