How to Get over Those Post-Holiday Blues

How to Get over Those Post-Holiday Blues

When you get back from holidays almost instantly they seem like a distant memory and you’re back into your everyday life and post-holiday blues set in. We chatted with mental health expert Dr. Happy, about his top tips for overcoming post-holiday blues while also creating more happiness and a better life.

Category:Mental Health
Tips for Your Cholesterol

Tips for Your Cholesterol

We all want to be heart-healthy and ensuring healthy levels of cholesterol is the first step. According to heart and lung surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, “Cholesterol isn’t exactly a bad guy, in fact, it’s a vital substance in our bodies. It’s a small fatty molecule that is absolutely essential for life. It acts as a precursor to a number of hormones and forms the walls of the cells in our body. High cholesterol however, has been shown to be strongly associated with heart disease, strokes and peripheral vascular disease. Therefore, what we want to do is to keep them in safe levels.” In her latest article for HIF, Nikki shares her expert advice on the lifestyle changes you can do to help keep your blood fats in the best shape.

The Role of Music in the Workplace – Can It Boost Productivity?

The Role of Music in the Workplace – Can It Boost Productivity?

Does music boost productivity in the workplace? Well, the simple answer is yes. Psychologist and mental health expert, Dr. Happy explains “listening to music can increase the speed with which people complete tasks; and improve the quality of ideas people have.” In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy shares the benefits that music can have at work, while remembering that one person’s Mozart is another person’s Justin Bieber!

Category:Mental Health
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.

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