The Calming Influence

Posted by M ws On Monday, October 22, 2012 2 comments
As some of you know, my son's cat passed away yesterday. A dear blogger friend left a link about how cats have a calming influence on people and thought I'd share it with you all...Take care and have a restful evening.

Cats: A Calming Influence on People with High Blood Pressure by Rebecca Sweat

If you're battling high blood pressure, cutting out the cheeseburgers, taking brisk walks, and shedding extra pounds are all steps you should take. But, says social psychologist Karen Allen, Ph.D., getting a pet can also help.





In a recent study, Allen, a researcher at the State University of New York at Buffalo, found that stockbrokers with hypertension who adopted a cat or dog had lower blood pressure readings in stressful situations than did their non-pet-owning counterparts.
       
Allen and her colleagues conducted a study of 48 male and female stockbrokers who were being treated with medication to control high blood pressure. All earned more than $200,000 a year, had lived alone for at least the last 5 years and had highly stressful jobs.

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2 comments to The Calming Influence

  1. says:

    Cat-from-Sydney Aunty Paula,
    Am sure by now Chanel would have met our Ralf and Tom and they are happily become the three Mouseketeers in heaven. I hope to meet them too when my time comes. Take care, ok? purrr....meow!

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith My dear Angelina

    Thank you, darling, for your comforting words. Jon is still quite upset and is already asleep. I am feeling slightly better but I know it is going to be difficult for him for I am sure every which way he turns at home, he will be confronted with the memory of Chanel, his smell, his fur and his paw prints. :-(

    Do check out the post I wrote about him Remembering Chanelif you have the time.

    Thank you for giving me your listening ear and a shoulder for me to cry on yesterday. Take care and know that you are precious.

    Salam

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