The Health benefits of Aquariums.
For years people have always claimed that fish tanks provide a ‘calming’ effect for their owners, which is why they are often found in doctors and dentists surgeries, but finally we now have proof.
In a recent study conducted in the UK by the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth University and the University of Exeter, researchers have found that people who spend time in aquariums improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Researchers observed a significant difference in blood pressure and heart rate of the tested participants watching a fully stocked aquarium when compared to people watching a tank with no fish (the control).
In addition, they also found that an aquarium with more fish held participants attention for longer and improved their mood compared to the tank when partially stocked with fish.
A full copy of the research article is available here