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How to Tell if Your Dog is Stressed or Anxious

How to Tell if Your Dog is Stressed or Anxious

Laura V
Did you know that on average, people spend 2 and ½ hours stressing each and every day? According to Animal Behaviourist expert, Laura V, "Life can be tough and at least half of us are reporting to have or have had an experience of overwhelming stress and anxiety. It seems that with this knowledge, humans are the ones who are struck with the highest cases of poor mental health amongst all sentient animals, but then I got to know another species who to this day, I believe suffers far more than we do. These animals are our dogs. Not only are dogs faced with daily stressors such as finding warmth, food, water and companionship, this stress is usually completely uncontrollable as it's the owner who decides on the dog’s daily fate; whether they will eat, explore, be comfortable and engaged in life, and often there is nothing that dog can do about it. Now that’s what I call stress!" In this article, Laura shares her top tips to help you get to know what your dog’s really thinking.
Category:Pet Care
Managing Back Pain

Managing Back Pain

Dr. Sam Hay

Did you know that back pain is incredibly common? According to medical professional and HIF blogger, Dr. Sam, "If you’re an Aussie, then you’re almost certain to suffer a bout of back pain at some stage in your life, in fact 80% of us do. It’s just far too common, associated with more global disability than any other condition." We chatted to Dr. Sam to get his advice on everything you need to know about back pain. Including the serious red flags to look out for, what can help to prevent back pain and what can help ease the pain and aid recovery.

Refocus Through Winter

Refocus Through Winter

Matt Fuller
Have you recently completed a fitness charity event in Australia? As the soreness eases, and the muscles start to recover, remember this is not the time to lose focus, slacken off and slip back into unhealthy habits, especially over winter. Having reached the halfway point of the year, the next few months are the most important for staying on track.Our resident fitness expert, Matt Fuller told us, "I know only too well from personal experiences that after dedicating yourself to an event, it can leave you feeling flat and mentally drained. Many people go from zero to hero and straight back to zero. Find the middle ground, stay mentally strong and don’t forget it’s ok to slow down but don’t stop." In this article Matt explains how important it is to stay motivated and also shares his favourite winter workout.
Category:Fitness
Greek Spinach and Feta Filo Pie

Greek Spinach and Feta Filo Pie

Helen Schofield
What’s your plans for dinner this evening? If you need some inspiration for a healthy home-cooked meal, why not try this scrumptious "Greek Spinach and Feta Filo Pie" recipe by food guru Helen from Scrummy Lane? According to Helen, "This is super quick and easy with just a few ingredients and a simple filo crust. In my opinion, this is one of the tastiest snacks or light lunches you could ever eat." Delicious! 
Category:Recipes
Meet Nicole - Our New Customer Experience Manager

Meet Nicole - Our New Customer Experience Manager

Meet Nicole, one of our Customer Experience Team Leaders within the Customer Services team until recently. Nicole is now preparing to take on the role of Customer Experience Manager, following her successful appointment to the position after a highly competitive recruitment process. Let’s congratulate Nicole and learn about her journey, after all it’s one which you could embark on too considering we are hiring!
 

Category:HIF Careers
June 23 – Let it Go Day

June 23 – Let it Go Day

Dr. Happy
Did you know that June 23 marks "Let It Go Day"? Let it Go Day was established with the intent of encouraging people to let go of their regrets and to forgive themselves for actions taken in the past. After all, the past cannot be changed and only the present and the future are within our control. So how can one deal with regret and move forward? If this is a question you’ve asked or are asking, then you might find these practical strategies from Mental Health Expert, Dr. Happy very helpful. 
Category:Mental Health
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