Let's (Not) Get Physicals. FOR decades, scientific research has shown that annual physical exams — and many of the screening tests that routinely accompany them — are in many ways pointless or (worse) dangerous, because they can lead to unneeded procedures. The New York Times. 06/02/12.
Extreme Workouts: When Exercise Does More Harm than Good. When it comes to exercise, a Goldilocks approach is probably best: too little isn't good for heart, but neither is too much. Moderate physical activity — anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour a day, several days a week — is just right. Time Healthland. 06/04/12. (Also see Heart Involvement)
Help Give A Senior Pet A Loving Home During Petco's National Adoption Weekend. To help the 5-7 million companion animals that enter shelters every year find homes, every Petco™ store nationwide will host pet adoption events the weekend of June 9-10, 2012, and hopes to put the spotlight on senior dogs in need of loving, forever homes. PR Web. 06/05/12.
Pets for Depression and Health. Psychologists, veterinarians, and researchers concur that pets can be good for our mental and physical health. A pet can help to improve mild or moderate depression in many people, as well as provide other benefits, such as better sleep and overall health. WebMD.
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