Have you ever seen a woman walking down the street with 20 cats following her? Cat ladies are women who take care of community cats or just own lots of cats; they feed them, nurture them, give them medicine if needed and sometimes even talk to them.
There exists a stereotype for cat ladies, that in many cases they aren’t in their right minds. But it seems like this stereotype might be wrong. These ladies could actually be doing the right thing, and we are the ones in the wrong.
Well, research has found that being a cat lady is actually healthy and moreover, those women aren’t ‘crazy’ at all. Tell your friends that we are the crazy ones for sticking to stereotypes.
So why is taking care of cats healthy? A study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology shows that nurturing a cat can be healthy in various ways.
The findings left us shocked, people who own cats have a reduced risk of death from diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels.
Moreover, cuddling your cat could calm your anxiety.
Researchers noted that people who owned cats were at significantly lower risk for various diseases.
According to NBC News, Melanie Greenberg, a clinical psychologist, said that when you cuddle your cat, it releases oxytocin which decreases stress. On top of that hearing, your cat purring can calm you down as well.
Think about all the cat ladies that own lots of cats, we imagine their living room as a clam-relaxing place that could ease your stress level. So next time you see the cat lady you might want to have a coffee with her (at her place, of course).