Blessed be the home that welcomes a cat - Physical Benefits

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Enhances bone growth

Aside from being cute, sociable (in their unique ways), and superb spiritual combatants; cats are also somewhat natural healers. One of their impressive observable skills is purring – a semi-noiseless guttural vibration that is scientifically confirmed to be a self-healing mechanism.

When cats purr, they produce a frequency range that almost every physician would consider therapeutic. From 2004 to 2014, there were up to 14 medical studies confirming the favorable effects of 25 to 150 Hertz for vibration therapy. It’s no accident that fractured or osteoporotic pet owners are able ‘stand better’ considering the fact that cat purrs can produce a vibration capable of increasing bone mineral density.

Reduces breathing difficulty

As mentioned earlier, kids who were exposed to cats are able to develop stronger immunity against allergies – especially one that affects the upper respiratory system. It is interesting to take note that the same can be said about adults and the elderly. It would seem that the power of cat purrs also extends to easing the slightly difficult passage of air into our lungs.

Curiously, a 2015 research features the positive effects of whole-body vibration on patients with the chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. It’s not surprising how cough-stricken cat owners could manage relatively longer breathing exercises with their fur-babies sitting on their laps.

Helps relieve pain

Cats are excellent pets to have when you are experiencing throbbing pain. Interestingly, your fur baby has two ways of doing it. On the one hand, your cat’s purr entails a remarkable array of healing powers that also includes soothing inflammation. At the same time, the playfulness or tender cuddling of your cat can also keep you distracted from ‘consciously’ feeling the soreness as your body is busily repairing damages (swells or cuts).

Faster trauma recovery

In 2017, there was a well-known story about an 82-year old cat owner who, with the assistance of her pet, was able to fully recover from a stroke. This incredible narrative is an example of how the cosmos demonstrates a tandem of earlier mentioned facts – a stronger impact of emotional-support animals in physical recovery and the symbiotic attraction between the elderly and their feline pets.

But there is another compelling factor that is worth mentioning: the cat’s natural talent for Reiki. Known among Japanese as ‘energy-healing,’ it has been a widely accepted discipline that begins to gain traction in modern medicine – especially in its use as a post-surgery therapy. Reiki might be the nearest thing to an objective reference to the cat’s famed astral energy.

Lowers the risk of heart attack

In 2009, a study was published in the official journal of Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Research Center (University of Minnesota) that seeks to find the correlation between the risk of deadly cardiovascular disease and cat ownership. Results have proven that owning a cat can reduce the odds of having a heart attack by 40% and also cut down up to 33% risk of stroke. What is even more interesting is that this benefit is primarily attributed to a comparatively healthier lifestyle than anything else. 

Enhances reflexes

The expression ‘cat-like reflexes’ pretty much speaks for itself. Inside your furry pet’s sweet docile exterior hides a ruthless killing machine and a remorseless bag of mischief. In a mere second, your cat can hurl itself onto any target at a velocity of 30mph. While the cat’s superior agility can be worrisome, you could benefit from using this trait as a unique form of physical training (especially for self-defense practitioners).

The more you play ‘finger-wagging’ with your energetic pet, the quicker you’d be at moving your hand away from its playful counter-attack. The more you anticipate your cat’s devious plan of knocking an ornamental item off its suspended platform, the more you’d be able to develop faster reaction time. Fast hands + fast reaction time = a dangerous person to mess with.

                        

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