Health and Wellness Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes New Article That Offers a Helpful – But Furry – Solution to Loneliness

Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, a weekly resource for wellness of mind, body and spirit, explains the emotional and physical benefits of owning a pet.

NEW YORK, NY – March 22, 2011 – Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, recently published an article on her website, an article that relays the reasons why friendly pets can lift the spirits when feeling blue. The article, titled “Feeling Lonely? Make Friends With Fido!” points out that pet loyalty, love, attention and activity can restore hope in the hearts of many who might need healing.

Dr. Anderson writes, “These days, there are so many ways to connect online and in person with others, that it’s almost impossible to actually unplug from activity and interactions with people. However, despite this reality, many people still feel lonely and depressed – feelings that lead to misery and weight gain, and consequently, their associated long term health concerns. My suggestion? How about adopting a pet! … Animals have been shown to be great for keeping people company and lifting the spirits of elderly as well as those who are ill. There are medical studies that now show that owning a dog has significant health benefits.”

“Regular exercise and outdoor playtime (even if it’s with a puppy) will absolutely turn your frown upside down over a short time. What could be better than an unrelenting display of the unconditional love and affection that pets have! Who can resist the sweetness of a dog licking, chasing and following you around? Some folks, on the other hand, get significant satisfaction from cuddling up on the sofa with their cat,” says Dr. Anderson.

Wellness for the Real World features information on developing a healthy and fit mind, body and spirit in today’s dynamic society. Dr. Anderson adds her easily understandable, fun-infused voice to the broad-audience discussion on today’s most popular medicines, alternative treatments, health policies and opinions of wellness – so that her listeners can benefit from truly vigorous life in the real world today.

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About Wellness for the Real World:

Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.

About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in taekwondo and has completed two marathons.

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