Aquarium Health Benefits, Did you ever wonder if there's actually a benefit to having an aquarium?
There are! Studies have shown that keeping an aquarium helps people relax and can improve health. For example, seniors who were provided with an aquarium had a surprising drop in blood pressure, and hyperactive children were calmed by watching fish. Dental patients who watched fish in the waiting room prior to their appointments needed less pain medication than patients who just waited, and several studies have shown that fish in a tank, rather than just a nicely decorated tank, makes a big difference.
Surprised? Many people aren't. Think about all of the doctors’ offices, waiting rooms, dental clinics, and even children's hospitals that have an aquarium filled with colorful fish.
Studies also found that Alzheimer's patients react extremely well to an aquarium being in the dining area. They eat more, need fewer supplements, and are even less aggressive. Even watching fish on television can be relaxing. Amazing, huh?
Whatever the size of your aquarium, you will reap the benefits of having fish in your house - and they're wonderful pets to boot.