Health Insurance or “Self-Insurance”? What You Need to Know

Health Insurance or “Self-Insurance”? What You Need to Know

Have you ever heard of the term “self-insurance”? It’s being referred to as an alternative to the traditional process of taking out a health insurance policy as a safety net. But can you really afford to self-insure and is it the safest option? According to finance and insurance expert, Bessie Hassan from finder.com.au, “The answer is probably not. You never really know when a medical issue can pop up and how much it’s going to cost you, the reality is that not everyone can afford to fork out $35,000 when the time comes.” With this in mind, Bessie  discusses the importance of having health insurance and being covered if the worst happened.

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Easy Tuna Salad

Easy Tuna Salad

Do you need an easy healthy and delicious salad that will have you making it week after week? HIF foodie Helen, shares her go to easy tuna salad, with ingredients you will nearly always have in the fridge. We know you won’t be disappointed.

Category:Recipes
Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

Did you know that during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep the human and canine brain can become indistinguishable? According to Animal behaviourist Laura V, “If you’ve witnessed your dog in REM sleep, their eyes will move around and paws may also twitch a little too. They do this because they are actually looking at the images of their dream and there’s a good chance they’re re-living that time they played in the park with that new toy you bought them.” In her latest article for our blog, Laura V shares her knowledge on the topic - “Do Dogs Dream”.
Category:Pet Health
How to Ensure My New Puppy Settles in Well

How to Ensure My New Puppy Settles in Well

Taking a new puppy home is a very exciting and nerve-wracking time! But did you know that everything your puppy learns in the first 16 weeks they’ll remember for life? In this short clip, we caught up with our friends at Pooches at Play to hear their top tips on how to make your pup feel safe, comfortable and loved in its new home.

Category:Pet Health
What Are Hiccups?

What Are Hiccups?

What old wives’ tale have you used to get rid of your hiccups? Some people say the cure is to drink upside down, whilst others suggest a small shot of vinegar or even holding your breath. We’re sure you’ve heard of a few more, but did you know that in some people hiccups can stay around for weeks, even months! We caught up with Dr. Nikki Stamp to discuss all things hiccup related, including what they are, what causes them, and how you can treat them.
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 Health
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 Health
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.
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