May 26, 2021, 3:40 PM
Need a break from the daily grind of life? Well, we’ve got you covered.
We all crave escape at some point in the work day, whether you’ve just come out of an intense meeting or are tired of your coworkers.
With that said, we would like to introduce you to your new best personal care friends – a pod of Canada otters.
These include a flock of Vancouver otters, currently being cared for in Marine mammal rescue center that saves, rehabilitates and frees sick and injured marine mammals.
They currently have a number of otters under their care and have been kind enough to set up cameras to record their every move.
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Live streaming lets you watch the adorable puppies as they glide across the water on their backs, snuggle up to sleep, or get playful during playtime.
The cameras are active most of the day, allowing you to watch the otters go about their daily lives from morning to night.
And while you might scoff at their idea of ââusing the otter’s live camera to calm you down, there is actually some evidence that the activity is good for your health.
A study conducted by the University of Leeds and in partnership with Western Australia Tourism found evidence to suggest that looking at cute animals can relieve stress and anxiety.
The study saw participants monitor blood pressure and heart rate as they enjoyed 30 minutes of cute animal footage.
These animals included kittens, puppies, baby gorillas, and even quokkas.
The research for the experiment took place during the winter, when the students studied were stressfully anticipating their next exams.
In each person studied, they found a decrease in anxiety, blood pressure and heart rate after observing the cute animals.
Specifically, on average, blood pressure levels dropped from 136 to 88 and heart rates fell 6.5 percent.
Anxiety levels in the participants were also reduced by 35% thanks to the fluffy animals.
Convinced now? Well, here is where you can keep up to date with otters.
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