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10 Reasons Why Having A Cat Is Good For Your Health

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1. First of all, cats boost your mood and make you happy.

How could you ever feel sad looking at that face?

2. Being around them can even improve your immune system. / Via

A study found that children who were exposed to felines before the age of one were "less likely to suffer from allergies."

3. When you have a cat, you always have someone rooting for you.

That positive encouragement will help motivate you to keep succeeding.

4. Your furry friend keeps you active.

Playtime for them is also playtime for you! Whether you're playing with a feathery wand or running around the house, when they're on the move, so are you.

5. They also help with weight loss!

Their funny antics make you laugh, which in turn burns calories! Boom!

6. Having a cat may lower your chances of having a heart attack...

Who's mans best friend now?

7. ...and their purring helps calm you when you're anxious or stressed.

Next time you need a mental break, try volunteering at a shelter instead of paying for an expensive trip to the spa.

8. Sleeping next to something warm and furry is comforting.

If you've outgrown your stuffed animal or you have to sleep alone, sleeping next to a cat (who doesn't hog the bed) can be soothing.

9. Cats can help heal swollen muscles and bones.

Guess what? They can also help to lower blood pressure. Mind blown!

10. But the best thing about having a cat is you always have a friend when they're around.

Which does wonders for your health. And that's just science.

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