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The Best Fluids for Hydration

The Best Fluids for Hydration

Susie Burrell

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

How to Manage a Panic Attack

Dr. Happy

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

How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Happy

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

Why Lunch Holds the Key to Weight Loss Success

Susie Burrell

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
Healthy Halloween: Scary Spiders

Healthy Halloween: Scary Spiders

Susie Burrell

Hands up who’d like a guilt-free recipe for Halloween? If you’ve answered yes, then you’ll love these “Scary Spiders” from our resident health guru Susie Burrell. Combining roasted almonds, sweet macadamias, peanut butter nut spread, fresh dates, raw cacao and a coat of coconut – these scrumptious treats not only taste delicious but are super healthy too. Happy Halloween everyone! 

Category:Nutrition
Toss the Floss?

Toss the Floss?

Dr. Emma

Flossing our teeth is something we're supposed to do on a regular basis, yet a new review by the Associated Press states there's little evidence to support the effectiveness of floss - so why do dentists worldwide still recommend it? We caught up with our resident dental health blogger, Dr. Emma, to hear her thoughts on this topic...

Category:Dental Health
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