Ever been called a crazy cat lady? Don’t worry – all women who love cats have been at some point of their lives. The crazy cat lady stereotype will go down in history (probably) as one of the worst derogatory comments about cat lovers. There’s no such thing as going crazy from cats. If you ever doubted so, science has proven it.
A recent research published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology showed that owning cats has absolutely zero effect on psychosis later in life. As a matter of fact, it has associated cat owning with a number of health benefits. The research showed a much-decreased risk of death due to heart attack and a broad range of cardiovascular diseases.
A cuddle section with a kitty has a number of positive mental effects as well. It can subdue anxiety, for example. According to renowned psychologist Melanie Greenberg, cuddling with your pet kitten boosts the production and release of oxytocin. You know, the chemical (hormone) also known as ‘love’ or ‘cuddle hormone’. This will significantly reduce your stress levels and make you calmer – how’s that for kicks?
Owning cats does come with its fair share of benefits. So, the next time someone calls you a crazy cat lady, hit them up with this research.