In our last post, we featured Bristol and the amazing health and healing benefits that come from spending time with a canine pal. Today, we are going to introduce exciting evidence that demonstrates how looking at pictures of baby animals and watching those adorable puppy videos reduces stress and promotes mental concentration. Who knew?!
Naturally, viewing pictures and watching videos of cute and cuddly animals makes us smile and gives us happy feelings. According to a group of scientists at Hiroshima University, they can also improve our levels of concentration. In a series of experiments, researchers showed that people who viewed pictures of puppies and kittens had higher performance scores and were quicker in completing a series of tasks, conducted for purposes of the experiment, than those that had not viewed the baby animals. This is affectionately called the "Power of Kawaii", which means "cute" in Japanese.
So, to help you smile, relax, and become more productive, we have put together a video compilation of some adorable videos!
In honor of my brother's love for cats and the end of Discovery Channel's SharkWeek...enjoy this video!
So remember, it can't hurt to take a few moments out of your day for some puppy love....afterall, it's good for you!
A & A