Health Benefit of Keeping Fishes
While having a fish is a poor substitute for a pet, a fish tank actually has several health benefits. Here are the ways that having an aquarium can improve your health
Reduced blood pressure
Having an aquarium in your home or office can reduce your blood pressure significantly. Some people choose to have decorated aquariums without any fish, but the ones with fish have better results. Even video tapes of fish have similar therapeutic effects.
Fish have calming effects on seniors as well as children with hyperactivity disorders, even helping them sleep better at night. People at the dentist's clinic feel much calmer if there is an aquarium around and have even reported feeling less pain during procedures.
Benefited Alzheimer's patients
Having aquariums has a positive effect on people who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Patients with fish tanks in their rooms ate more, required fewer supplements and were less physically aggressive.
Gazing at the movement of fish is supposed to reduce stress, relax the mind and make every day problems seem less aggravating. The movement of the fish is supposed to be almost hypnotic, putting you in a trance similar to meditation.