Love cat for your health
Scientific research shows that love for animals in humans causes the secretion of oxytocin and serotonin hormones.
It is known that these hormones, called happiness hormones, are also released when consuming chocolate and similar sweets. When viewed as a cause-effect relationship; While adopting an animal instead of consuming the weight-increasing chocolates will result in healthier bodies, our dear friends also have warm homes.
Happiness hormones are on the rise
Altınbaş University Lect. See. Clinical psychologist İrem Burcu Kurşun stated that the rate of pet adoption among people with the effects of the pandemic process has increased in recent studies, saying:
“Caring for and loving a living being increases the secretion of the happiness hormone in humans. Having another creature in the house is especially good for people who live alone. Single people often talk about skipping needs like eating and self-care. Especially after adopting a cat, the number of people who say they are getting used to cleaning the house more and being better organized is quite high. He can prepare food for himself while preparing the cat food, and he can also clean the area while cleaning the sand. When there is a creature caring for them, fulfilling their needs activates the person.
It has a positive effect on mental health
Kurşun said that cats were more preferred during the pandemic period, especially because they are more suitable for domestic life: “There is research that the growth of children with pets is also good for their mental health in terms of child development. It can both calm the child and teach responsibility in how to behave and share with another creature. Pets can be the child’s first playmate and an important bond can develop between them. “Studies show the positive effect of attachment to pets on our mental health,” he said.
It is perfectly understandable that people who spent more time at home during the epidemic days would want to spend time with a living being: “The presence of another living being there when the person is working is good for them. Sometimes when the cat comes and wants to be loved, there is a state of relaxation and well being in the tying because of this warmth. “When you spend time with the cat, the attachment to them and the well-being created by hormones help people deal with their general anxiety,” he said.