Being a “crazy cat lady” is actually good for you – a study shows
June 8, 2019
Who says that if you are a crazy cat lady it means that something is wrong with you? This is one of the biggest stereotype that you can imagine. Most people use this expression for women that live alone and own many cats.
Now, science has proven that if you are a cat lady, you probably aren’t crazy and that’s good for you.
Psychological Medicine claims that if you own a cat this is not related to psychosis in old age. Even more, many studies show that being a “crazy cat lady”, as popularly known, is actually very beneficial for people, women in particular.
There are so many reasons why having a cat is good for you. One of them is that it helps with your health. It reduces the risk of getting any cardiovascular disease. Also, it is scientifically proven that people who own cats are usually more intelligent than those who don’t.
Having a cat is beneficial for your health
This fact that having a cat is reducing the risk of getting a cardiovascular disease is scientifically proven. There was a study in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology that states the following:
“a decreased risk for death due to MI and all cardiovascular diseases (including stroke) was observed among persons with cats. Acquisition of cats as domestic pets may represent a novel strategy for reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases in high-risk individuals.”
Another fact that doesn’t even have to be proven is that cats are the best companions. They really help people who live alone to fight loneliness. Often they prevent people from getting into depression.
So, next time someone calls you a crazy cat lady, just say “thank you”. You should be proud to be called that.