3 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO THIS WEEK...
1 Get a pet
If you’re considering getting an animal companion in 2017, turn to page 4 to find out why it’s a good idea. The biggest upshots are an increase in exercise and a reduction in anxiety, depression and loneliness. Go for it!
2 Pick wisely
Choosing the right pet for you is important – and some pets are better at helping with specific conditions than others. Goldfish, for example, can lower blood pressure, while guinea pigs improve social skills. Find more on page 8.
3 Forest bathe
We know getting out in nature is good for us, so this month we tried a more specific version of it: forest bathing. It’s a Japanese-inspired ritual, and actually works. Read about it on page 14. –