April 2017

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    How Your Pet Can Improve Your Mental Health

    How Your Pet Can Improve Your Mental Health

    Dr. Happy
    We're pretty sure that every pet owner will tell you that their pets make their lives better, but did you know that owning a pet actually comes with heaps of health benefits as well? According to mental health professional, Dr. Happy, "Flourishing and thriving in life require having a sense of meaning and purpose, being reasonably healthy physically, feeling connected to others and having fun. On the other hand, a few of the more significant contributors to mental ill-health are being sick and tired, and feeling lonely and isolated. Interestingly, owning a pet can address all these issues in a positive way." In this article, Dr. Happy focuses on how having a pet can boost our happiness and wellbeing. 
    Category:Mental Health
    HIF Dog ‘n’ Health Games Set to Put the Fun Into Fundraising

    HIF Dog ‘n’ Health Games Set to Put the Fun Into Fundraising

    HIF Australia
    Perth - have you registered your fur-kid for the HIF Dog 'n' Health Games? Karen Rhodes, President of the Dogs’ Refuge Home says "It’s a fantastic opportunity for animal lovers across Perth to exercise with their canine companion for a great cause and we’re thrilled that our great supporters at HIF are again supporting this fun fundraiser for the second year running.” The fundraiser will take place at Sir James Mitchell Park on Sunday 30 April in the form of a family-friendly day, which includes a fun zone for children, and which is set to see all proceeds being donated to animal welfare charity, the Dogs’ Refuge Home. We hope to see you all there. 
    Category:HIF News
    HIF Dog ’n’ Health Games 2017

    HIF Dog ’n’ Health Games 2017

    Matt Fuller
    With the second HIF Dog 'n' Health Games just around the corner now, we asked our fitness guru Matt Fuller to explore how pets can have a positive impact on our health and lifestyle in return. Even better, Matt has included short clip of him and Boots working out together in the park. So the next time you're out with your fur-kid why not give it a go? 
    Category:Fitness
    World Health Day focuses on Depression – what can YOU do to improve your mood?

    World Health Day focuses on Depression – what can YOU do to improve your mood?

    Dr. Happy
    Did you know that today is World Health Day? This year the World Health Organisation have determined that the focus of this fantastic initiative will be on depression. According to mental health expert Dr. Happy, "Latest estimates state that more than 300 million people are currently living with depression, an increase of almost 20% since 2005. Due to factors such as stigma and lack of support, many of these people are quite simply not getting the help they need to live healthy and productive lives." With these alarming statistics, we caught up with Dr. Happy to get his advice on a simple, practical strategy that we can apply (or help someone you love to apply) improve our moods, our lives and our overall mental health.
    Category:Mental Health
    Why Diets Fail

    Why Diets Fail

    Susie Burrell
    Ever started a new diet but not got the results you'd expected? According to nutrition expert, Susie Burrell, there are many reasons why a diet could fail; the most common one being that you went too hard too soon, especially if you're on a strict diet that eliminates a number of food groups, dramatically reduces carbohydrate intake and is generally difficult to sustain in the long term. In her latest article for HIF, Susie explores the top ten reasons why our dieting regimes may fail and discusses some changes to implement into our diets to ensure we stay on track.
    Category:Nutrition
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