Fish Tank Aquarium Health Benefits: Can Lower Blood Pressure & Heart Rate

Fish Tank Aquarium Health Benefits: Can Lower Blood Pressure & Heart Rate

Ever wonder why there are fish tanks in dentists offices, doctors offices and other high stress environments? It was said to be that fish tanks can help calm our bodies during stressful times, and recently we have found this information to be true!

According to a new study (the first investigation of its kind), experts from the National Marine Aquarium, assessed people’s physical and mental responses to tanks containing varying levels of fish. The higher the number of fish and activity in the tank, the more it was able to hold people’s attention for longer and improve their moods. Even viewing an empty tank with just rocks and seaweed was able to lower heart rates by 3%. However, when fish were introduced heart rate fell even more by 7%.

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