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For the Love of Dogs: Three Ways Companion Animals Improve Your Health

I love my dog, Joey. I’m no different than most other people who also love animals, especially their pets. According to a Gallop Poll, sixty percent of Americans have a pet. Most of those who have a companion animal have a dog. There is a reason dogs are considered to be “man’s best friend.” They help us in all sorts of areas of life, not the least of which is loving us unconditionally. Companion animals are used in animal assisted therapies and...
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How Much Exercise Reduces Your Risk of Premature Death?

How Much Exercise Reduces Your Risk of Premature Death?

We all know that exercise is good for our health, yet too few people meet the recommended minimum amount of exercise suggested by doctors, hours a week of moderate exercise. That’s only 30 minutes of moderate movement five times a week. However, new research tells us that we actually need a little more exercise than that – an hour of moderate exercise, 7 days a week is optimal for keeping the grim reaper from...
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