Aquarium Health Benefits

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1 | Aquarium in the House May Improve Your Health

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Many households enjoy the beauty and adventure of keeping a home aquarium filled with fish. It can offer relaxation, beauty and an education experience for the children. The soothing experience of a home aquarium is the reason why so many medical professionals now boast large aquariums in their offices for their patients. Even mental health facilities are installing large aquariums in their facilities for their calming purposes. The vast majority of mental health professionals also have them located in their office to bring about a soothing experience.

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2 | Aquariums Pacify Alzheimer's PatientsPurdue University

image WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Casting about for ways to soothe Alzheimer's patients, Purdue University researchers have found that displaying tanks of brightly colored fish may curtail disruptive behaviors and improve eating habits of people with the disease.

Nursing Professor Nancy Edwards tracked 60 individuals who resided in specialized Alzheimer's units in three Indiana nursing homes. She found that patients who were exposed to the fish tanks appeared to be more relaxed and alert, and they ate up to 21 percent more food than they had before the introduction of the fish tanks. The average increase in food consumption was 17.2 percent.

The study also showed a decrease in the number of instances and the duration of behaviors such as wandering, pacing, yelling and physical aggression.

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1 | More Health Benefits of Aquarium Fish

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Do you have a stressful life, high blood pressure, insomnia? Keeping an aquarium may be good therapy for you. Studies going back as far as the late 80’s have shown that gazing at aquarium fish reduces stress and subsequently lowers blood pressure.

Fish Make a Difference Researchers have compared the effects of hypnosis vs. an aquarium, fishless vs. fish filled aquariums, and no aquarium vs. having an aquarium. In all cases, having some sort of aquarium reduced blood pressure. Interestingly enough, greater reduction in blood pressure occurred when there were fish in the tank, vs pleasingly decorated, but fishless, tanks. Even watching a video tape of fish has been proven to have therapeutic effects.

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