Tip of the Tail: Petting your cat benefits you both!
Few things in life are as free, fast, and effective as petting a cat for de-stressing you and helping to lower your blood pressure. It’s not just conjecture, it’s a proven fact. A study done on New York stockbrokers (talk about stress!) who had cats (or, in some cases, dogs) found that they had lower blood pressure and heart rates than those who didn’t have pets.