November 2016

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    Lung Disease

    "Imagine having to think about every breath you take. Every single one. Each breath taking every effort you have. According to Dr Sam, "That's what it can be like living day to day with a chronic lung disease. It's a massive problem in Australia, causing about one in seven deaths. Some lung issues are temporary, your friendly doctor can help fix them with a bit of TLC or a course of antibiotics. But there are more serious lung problems that if left untreated can really effect our quality of life. In this article, Dr Sam discusses the symptoms we need to be aware of when it comes to the health of our lungs.

     

    Category: General Medical
    The Best Fluids for Hydration

    How much water do you drink per day? According to our Susie, "The average adult requires a minimum 1.5L of extra water each day, and even more if they are regularly active or training. Surprisngly though, it is estimated that at least 75% of Australians are dehydrated at any one time." With summer just around the corner, we asked Susie for her advice on the best fluids for optimal hydration. 

    Category: Nutrition
    How to Manage a Panic Attack

    Did you know up to 40% of Australians will experience a panic attack at some time in their life? According to our resident mental health blogger, Dr Happy, “Panic attacks are discrete episodes of intense anxiety and physiological arousal, to such an extent that sufferers feel they’re going to faint, go crazy or even die. There is, however, some good news; and that’s that despite panic attacks being very distressing and potentially very disabling, they’re also very treatable in the majority of cases. In this article, Tim discusses the key components of effective treatment and the powerful and effective anxiety management strategies we can do to manage panic ourselves.

    Category: Mental Health
    How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

    What exactly is emotional intelligence? According to our mental health expert, Dr. Tim Sharp, "The simplest way to understand Emotional Intelligence is in two parts. Emotional Intelligence is (1) the ability to recognise and manage one’s own emotions, as well as (2) the ability to recognise and respond appropriately to emotions in others." In this article, Tim explains how emotional intelligence can reap massive rewards for those who master it, and provides his top tips on what we can do to enhance our EI.

    Category: Mental Health
    Why Lunch Holds the Key to Weight Loss Success

    We often hear about the importance of breakfast, but let's not forget about how important lunch is too. According to HIF health expert, Susie Burrell "On any weight loss plan, it is a general perception that the less we eat the better. This can somewhat explain the reason why dieters choose a light breakfast and try and hold off from eating lunch for as long as possible. This is the worst thing you can do if you are trying to lose weight. The earlier you have your lunch, even in place of a late morning snack, the better it will be for your metabolic rate. If you are hungry at 11 or 11.30am, eat your lunch then rather than holding off and then binging on sweet foods at 3 or 4pm because your blood glucose has dropped significantly which can leave you ravenous and prone to overeating. In this article, Susie discusses why lunch holds the key to nutritional balance and offers her advice on the best foods to eat at lunchtime. 

    Category: Nutrition
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