Do you feel that you have too much stress in your life? Do you want to relax but not finding any means to do so. Well, there is a simple solution for this. Get a freshwater tropical fish tank or aquarium for your home and see what difference it makes to your life. Sounds strange, isn' it? Have you heard about the Aquarium Therapy ? Well, taking time to watch fishes in a aquarium provides a welcome break from the stress of day-to-day activities. Aquariums are ideal for creating a soothing, meditative place to relax and connect with nature in your home as well as office. Research studies have shown that concentrating on a aquarium for few minutes can play a vital role in improving your health.
Aquarium Effect on Human Health
Studies have found that watching fish in aquariums has many therapeutic effects. This include a notable decrease in blood pressure, pulse rate and muscle tension, reducing anxiety and improving sleep. No doubt an aquarium when properly taken care of can not only change the look of your room but can improve your life in many other ways. When you come home from work, or when you finally done with your household chores, just watch your fish swim serenely through your aquarium, watch the plants or the coral moving rhythmically... and just enjoy and relax.
Aquarium Effect on Kids
You must have all heard about dolphins helping children with emotional disorders. Studies have shown that watching fish in an aquarium calmed hyper active children. It helps to calm children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD. A large aquarium is wonderful, but if space is limited, a mini-aquarium will serve the purpose. That is the reason in many paedritician's clinics, aquariums are kept so that the impatient kids stay calm by watching the caried colorful fishes. Similarly at home, kids enjoy watching the fishes.
Aquarium Effect on Alzheimer’s
Studies have shown that seniors who have Alzheimer’s experience a variety of health benefits from watching an aquarium. Alzheimer patients ate more, and required fewer supplements after an aquarium was placed in the dining room. They also showed less physically aggressive and disruptive behaviors. The stimulating combination of color, sound, and the varying movement of the fish held their attention for a relatively long time and they were more relaxed and alert. For some, even short-term memory may have been stimulated.