Safe Dentistry During Pregnancy

Safe Dentistry During Pregnancy

Did you know that dental care doesn’t have to stop just because you’re pregnant? According to HIF Blogger and dentist, Dr. Emma, “A common misconception about pregnancy is that you need to avoid visiting your dentist. Nothing could be further from the truth, as your dentist plays an important role in making sure your baby arrives safe, healthy, and stays that way.” With this in mind, Dr. Emma shares her expert knowledge on safe dentistry during pregnancy.

Category:Dental Health
Why Is My Dog Eating Grass?

Why Is My Dog Eating Grass?

Most dog owners have seen their dog eat grass, or heard the advice that it’s because they’re unwell, stressed, or perhaps they just like the taste. The good news is that it’s actually a very normal behaviour for our furry friends. In her latest article for HIF, animal behaviourist, Laura V explores the many different reasons why.

Exercise for Your Heart

Exercise for Your Heart

While heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Australia, it's largely preventable and exercise is an important way to do that. In fact, when it comes to heart health, any form of exercise is beneficial; whether it be walking, playing sport, swimming or dancing. Essentially, the more you exercise, the more efficient and stronger your heart muscle becomes. Plus, exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, dementia, diabetes and high blood pressure, and it’s great for our mental health too! In her latest article for HIF, Dr. Nikki Stamp explores the benefits of exercise and discusses the different levels of activity to aim for.

How an Injury Can Affect Your Mental Health (And How You Can Manage It)

How an Injury Can Affect Your Mental Health (And How You Can Manage It)

Regardless of the nature or even the severity, any injury has the potential to derail our smooth functioning. According to mental health expert and psychologist Dr. Happy “There’s no doubt that injuries can contribute to pain – both physical and emotional. But there’s also no doubt that how we interpret these injuries, or how we think about what they mean for us and our future.” In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy shares the importance of focusing on what you can do when injured, rather than what you can’t.

Category:Mental Health
How Wearables Can Help Me

How Wearables Can Help Me

Most of us use a smart watch or wearable or know someone who does. They no longer just count how many steps we take, they now monitor our sleep patterns, heart rate and even mood and stress. HIF Blogger Dr Nikki, talks about how wearables can keep your health and fitness goals on track, while discussing what the future of these devices could look like.

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