Fitness in the Workplace

Fitness in the Workplace

Ever thought about the consequences of being sedentary at work and what you can do it change it? According to HIF fitness guru Matt Fuller, “The ramifications of being sedentary at work for such long periods of time, can cause office workers to suffer from a myriad of ailments”. With this in mind, Matt shares is top tips to ensure you’re up and moving around the office.

Category:Fitness
How Do I Pick the Right Dog for My Lifestyle?

How Do I Pick the Right Dog for My Lifestyle?

Thinking of adding a fur-kid to your family, but not sure where to start?  In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Animal Advocate and Dog Trainer, Lara Shannon shares her knowledge on what breeds might be the best choice for your individual circumstances and their personality traits.

Category:Pet Care
Mental Illness Prevalence in FIFO Workers and How It Affects the Whole Family

Mental Illness Prevalence in FIFO Workers and How It Affects the Whole Family

Did you know that mental illness among Tradies is 6-7% higher than the general population? As a culture dominated by the “tough male” stereotype (i.e. a man, that is, who doesn’t complain or seek help), this means that between 70-80% are suffering excessively and more importantly in silence. As August is “Tradies’ National Health Month (TNHM)”, we asked our mental health expert and psychologist, Dr. Happy to discuss the importance about speaking out about mental ill-health and encouraging others to speak out and seek help too.

Category:Mental Health
The Secret to Your Cat’s Purr

The Secret to Your Cat’s Purr

There is no doubt we love to hear our cats purr. But have you ever wondered why they do it? According to Animal behaviourist Laura V, “Purring is most likely an emotional expression. Depending on the circumstances, a cat may be experiencing a range of emotions from happiness and relaxation, to hunger, distress, or sometimes even pain.”  In her latest article Laura V shares her knowledge on how and why cats purr.

Category:Pet Care
Living with a Deaf Dog

Living with a Deaf Dog

Did you know you can train a deaf dog just as well as a hearing dog? The only difference is that you use hand signals instead of verbal commands. In this short clip with Pooches at Play, Animal Advocate and Dog Trainer, Lara Shannon shares her top tips for communicating with and training a deaf dog.
Category:Pet Care
What Is a Healthy Blood Pressure?

What Is a Healthy Blood Pressure?

Do you know what is a healthy blood pressure is? Perhaps you’re unsure as to what’s too high or too low? According to heart and lung surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp, “Your body has lots of ways to, measure its own blood pressure and maintain the blood pressure within a range that is healthy for your body. Too high can damage your blood vessels and organs and too low may mean not enough blood gets to your organs. In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki, answers some common questions about blood pressure and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Is Binge Watching Bad For Your Mental Health?

Is Binge Watching Bad For Your Mental Health?

Did you know on average, a typical Netflix user watches at least 12 hours of TV each week; which is almost 2 hours each and every day. According to Mental Health expert and HIF blogger, Dr. Happy, “Most users don’t spread out their viewing evenly. Rather, many binge watch episodes or series on a regular basis. After the pleasure and excitement can come tiredness and exhaustion. Some viewers have even reported feeling depressed they have no more episodes to watch!” With this in mind, Dr. Happy shares his do’s and don’ts when it comes to binge watching your next series.

Category:Mental Health
Pea, Mint, Feta and Quinoa Fritters

Pea, Mint, Feta and Quinoa Fritters

Are you tired of hearty winter dishes? Perhaps you’re craving salads and lighter bites of food instead. If you’ve answered yes, then why not try this, “Crispy and zesty quinoa fritters with peas, mint and feta” recipe by HIF foodie Helen – it’s delish!

Category:Recipes
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