Organic Explained

Organic Explained

Have you ever wondered what organic really means? Simply stated by nutrition guru Rosie, “It’s fresh produce that hasn’t been treated with substances to extend its shelf life or increase its growth that could possibly be toxic for human consumption. The chemicals can be absorbed into the plant through its roots and leaves and then into us!” In her latest article for HIF, Rosie explains the importance of organic food, debunks the common myths and provides her top tips to the organic items you should prioritise.

Category:Nutrition
How to Effectively Keep Running Through a Hot Summer

How to Effectively Keep Running Through a Hot Summer

Are you ready kickstart 2019 by dusting off your running shoes and hitting the pavement? If you’ve answered yes, good for you! It’s important to remember though, that hot summer weather does comes with its challenges for runners, so we caught up with HIF physio guru, Em Batger to hear her expert tips on effective running when the temperatures spike.

Category:Physiotherapy
Preparing Your Animal for Flying

Preparing Your Animal for Flying

Flying with your pet can be a stressful experience. Not only because of the rules, regulations and requirements, but also because us pet lovers know that flying can be hard on our fur babies. With this in mind, we caught up with Animal Behaviourist Laura V, who shares her top tips how to ensure the experience is as positive and comfortable as possible for your furry friend.

Mediterranean Penne Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Penne Pasta Salad

Looking for a healthy make ahead lunch option that’s nutritious, filling, and easy to do? Then this ‘Mediterranean penne pasta salad” by HIF foodie, Scrummy Lane is one for you! According to Helen “It makes four big portions, so you can make a meal for the whole family or lunch for yourself for almost a whole week.”

Category:Recipes
Pets of the Homeless

Pets of the Homeless

Pets provide us with comfort, security and friendship. So how would you feel if you and your pet were facing or experiencing homelessness? In this short video, our friends at Pooches at Play caught up with the founder of Pets of the Homeless Yvonne, who along with a team of volunteers provide assistance with pet food, veterinary care and emergency boarding to help alleviate the burden of providing essential pet care during times of hardship.

Category:Pet Health
Top Tips for Healthy Hips

Top Tips for Healthy Hips

Have you ever thought about how important your hips are? Think about your day to day activities and visualise the multitude of directions your hips have to move. With this in mind, we asked HIF Physio guru Em Batger why protecting your hips is so important and her top tips for hip health. 
Category:Physiotherapy
Cherry Eye in Dogs

Cherry Eye in Dogs

Have you ever heard of Cherry Eye in dogs? It’s a common eyelid protrusion which isn’t very painful but can cause problems if left untreated. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Dr Melissa chats with Sheridan about her dog, Jedi’s experience with Cherry Eye and how they treated it. 
Get Set for a Stress-Free Christmas

Get Set for a Stress-Free Christmas

For many people, the festive season is a wonderful and happy time. For others, however, this time of year can actually be very difficult. The festive season can be a period that reinforces the extent to which people feel alone, or serves as a reminder of loss. For some it’s a very busy work period and no time for celebrations or even any rest. Whomever you are and where ever you fit there are several strategies that can help. In his latest article for HIF, mental health expert, Dr. Happy from The Happiness Institute shares five things you can do to have a (relatively) merry festive season.

Category:Mental Health
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