Articles: by Lanie Mores
This Inspired Life Magazine – Summer Edition 2022
Here’s an editorial I wrote for the fall edition of Women Magazine 2021. Enjoy!
Health Benefits of Having a Pet
By Lanie Mores
Besides being cute and cuddly, pets, especially dogs and cats, have been shown in countless studies to improve their owner’s overall health and well being. From boosting heart health to staving off illness and the signs of aging, owning a pet can be an important part of a healthy lifestyle and can add years onto your life.
Health Benefits of Having a Pet:
- Keeps You Active
Since dogs require daily walks, their owners tend to be more active and are more likely to hit the recommended thirty minutes of activity/day. They are also more successful at losing weight when on a diet.
- Heart Health
Dog owners tend to have healthier cardiovascular systems when compared to non-dog owners. The heart is stronger, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels are lower, and there is a lower rate of heart attack. If a heart attack should occur, recovery and survival rates are higher.
- Better Social Life
People who own a dog are more likely to get out of the house which increases their chances of meeting people. Dogs are great conversation starters, even igniting many a romance.
- Improved Mood
Owning a pet can have positive effects on mood and happiness levels. Studies show that being in the presence of a dog can decrease anxiety and stress levels by elevating serotonin and dopamine, the neurotransmitters responsible for feeling calm and happy.
- Boosted Immune System
Studies suggest that pet owners are healthier and are 30% less likely to need a doctor’s visit. Children raised around animals have a decreased chance of developing allergies and asthma and are found to have stronger immune systems.
6. Aid In Treatment
Dogs and other animals can be trained to help people recovering from PTSD, who have severe depression or Alzheimer’s, and people with disabilities or injuries. Dogs can even sniff out certain cancers and other diseases.
7. Decrease the Signs of Aging
Elderly pet owners have a stronger sense of meaning and purpose, tend to be more active, have a reason to get out of bed in the morning, have more structure to their day, and have lower incidence of cognitive decline and disease when compared to seniors without pets. Lower levels of loneliness and isolation are also experienced when an older individual has a pet to care for.
Owning a pet obviously has its upside, but there are a few things to consider before adopting one of your own. Pets require love and attention, and in many instances training, so you’ll need extra time to devote to them. Travel can be more difficult, having you searching for a pet-sitter anytime you want to leave town. And pets can be a tripping hazard for the elderly. A bad fall can lead to broken bones, head injuries, or hurt pets. Before committing to adopting a pet of your own, make sure you are ready for the responsibilities.
This Inspired Life Magazine Holiday Edition 2021
Women Magazine Summer 2021
If you live in the Thunder Bay region, you’ll find my latest editorial in the summer 2021 edition of Women Magazine. It’s titled “Creating a Healthy Routine in the Age of Quarantine,” and focuses on building healthy daily routines to combat the rising number of mental health issues as we continue to adapt to a changing world.
This Inspired Life Magazine, Summer Edition 2021
Check out my latest article “Home Gym Essentials: Creating the Perfect Workout Space” in the Summer edition of This Inspired Life Magazine. Click on the following link to read this gorgeous digital magazine. You’ll find my article on page 52!
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March 2020 – Health, Mind & Body supplement in The Chronicle Journal (pg. 6)
Exploding Head Syndrome: A Frightening Name for a Relatively Benign Disorder by Lanie Mores
Fall 2020 – Women supplement in The Chronicle Journal (pg. 21)
Fitness and Menopause by Lanie Mores
Guest Blog Posts:
I was honoured to do a guest blog post for Mark Bierman, author of the thrilling novel Vanished! The topic of my post is how to create monsters when writing darker tales. Follow the link below to Mark’s blog to have a read!
January 21, 2021
Click on the above heading to check out published author W.S. Klass’ first podcast of the year, where he reads an excerpt from my novel, Father of Contention. He also gives the book a review, and I talk about what inspired me to write the story.
To read W.S. Klass’ written review of Father of Contention, click on the following links.
Click on the following links to read reviews of my first novel, Father of Contention.
April 16, 2019
April 18, 2019
April 19, 2019
October 17, 2019
October 21, 2019
October 24, 2019
July 28, 2021
Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards:
Reviews By Passionduniya
September 12, 2020 Father of Contention
September 14, 2020 Guardian of Angel
September 15, 2020 Sea of Forgetfulness
Interviews with Lanie Mores
Click on the following links to read interviews with Lanie Mores.
April 9, 2019
October 22, 2019
December 4, 2019
March 13, 2020
Click on the following links to read articles about Lanie Mores and the Father of Contention series.
December 2019 Issue of The Walleye: Thunder Bay arts & culture alternative – Holiday Gift Guide
You’ll find my book listed as a gift idea under the Bookshelf category on page 57.