Pets Are Good For Our Health

By Alexandra Lily Swanston April 2, 2022 0 Comments
A photo of elderly couple with their dogs.

Most pet owners can agree there is immediate joy that comes with sharing their lives with companion animals. However, many of us remain unaware of the physical and mental health benefits that can also accompany the pleasure of being with a furry friend. It’s only recently that studies have begun to scientifically explore the benefits of the human-animal bond. Pets have evolved to become attuned to humans and our behavior and emotions. Dogs, for example, are able to understand many of the words we use, our tone of voice, body language and gestures. Pets, especially dogs and cats, can reduce stress, anxiety, ease loneliness and depression, encourage exercise/playfulness and even impro... Read More

Health Benefits of Indoor Plants

By Alexandra Lily Swanston April 10, 2022 0 Comments
A photo of multiple indoor plants.

When you feel down, it’s amazing what a walk in the park can do. That’s because when we get in touch with nature, we improve our wellbeing. Studies show time spent outside in green areas can reduce our mental fatigue, increase relaxation, etc. However, we actually spend a considerable amount of our time indoors instead-around 90%. That is where indoor plants come in handy. Although they are not a substitute for the great outdoors, indoor plants can provide similar benefits. Many houseplants absorb... Read More

Water – Drinking for Your Health

By Alexandra Lily Swanston April 24, 2022 0 Comments
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You know you need water to survive and you feel better when you drink it regularly, but what’s really at play in the body when you drink H2O? Our body weight is actually about 60 percent water.  Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion; it’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The amount of water you need depends on a variety of factors. The climate you live in, how physically active you are, and whether you’re experiencing an illness or hav... Read More