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Research Says Watching Cute Animals Is Good for You. Here’s How You Can Do It More!

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We’ve long known that caring for a companion animal and petting a dog or cat can relieve stress, and a new study shows that even just watching cute animals can provide the same benefits and more. Learn why cute animals are so powerful and how you can get access to your favorite animal shows anytime, anywhere (because who doesn’t want to be healthy AND entertained at the same time, right?)

Study Shows Watching Cute Animals Can Lower Stress

Researchers at the University of Leeds conducted a study in 2020 involving 19 participants who watched 30-minute clips featuring videos and images of cute animals. The researchers took the participants’ vitals before and after and discovered that just half an hour of watching the videos:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety by as much as 50%
  • Lowered heart rates
  • Brought blood pressure into the normal range

And if that isn’t enough, thanks to the stress reduction, it turns out that watching cute animals can be a mood enhancer too!

Why Cute Animals Have Such an Impact on Our Health 

Being around animals or even just watching them be cute in videos and pictures is a powerful mood booster because it stimulates the brain’s reward system, triggering a release of endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that reduce stress, relieve pain, and produce feelings of happiness and well-being. Similarly, watching cute animals can also reduce cortisol, the hormone associated with stress.

Finally, seeing cute animals doing adorable things is an amazing distraction, so videos and images can take your focus away from stressors, worries, and other things that might bring down your mood.

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  • Movies
  • Shows
  • Streaming channels
  • Original content
  • Short informative videos

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