Four Health Benefits of Owning Pets

By Nikki Shewmaker Animals are amazing creatures. They are intelligent, caring and helpful with obvious benefits to their human counterparts.  Owning a pet is a big responsibility and many people who are not avid animal lovers are not willing to take on the challenge. However, new studies show that there are added health benefits to owning a pet, causing many prospective pet owners both young and…
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Exercise Helps to Eliminate Depression

If you didn’t have a good reason to exercise before…this might get you off the couch. Exercise can help to reduce depression. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, moderate or intense exercise is the same as using a secondary anti-depressant drug, which is often used when an initial medication isn’t working. Over the four-year study, participants 18 to…
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