How to Help Your Child Cope with the Loss of a Pet

How to Help Your Child Cope with the Loss of a Pet

There’s no doubt that every pet we own, becomes part of the family. Many children form lifelong bonds with their pets but unfortunately, our pets don’t live forever. Psychologist and Mental Health Expert Dr. Happy, from The Happiness Institute shares his personal experience on how to help your child understand loss while, also highlighting the opportunity for parents to teach their children several life lessons.

Category:Mental Health
Foods That Are Good for Your Skin

Foods That Are Good for Your Skin

Nutrition is important for overall health. But did you know what you eat can also impact the largest organ - our skin? In her latest article for HIF, nutritionist expert, Rosie Mansfield explains the importance of nourishing our skin from within and shares her top tips for glowing skin.

Category:Nutrition
How to Keep Your Kids Active

How to Keep Your Kids Active

We know that there are benefits of being active, but did you know that most kids need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity every day? We caught up with HIF physio guru Em Batger from Active Physio RX, who shares her tops tips to making physical activity fun while also encouraging your kids to lead a more active lifestyle.

Category:Physiotherapy
Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer

Turns out that your regular dental check-ups aren't just about checking for decay and feeling guilty about not flossing, it could actually save your life! We chatted with HIF resident dentist Dr Emma, about the two most common risk factors when it comes to oral cancers. Can you guess what they are?
Category:Dental Health
7 Benefits of Swimming for Mental Health

7 Benefits of Swimming for Mental Health

We all know there’s a physical benefit of swimming, but have you ever stopped to think about the mental health benefits? According to Dr Happy from the happiness institute “Regular exercise is a potent stress-buster, and a powerful antidepressant. In addition, exercise is a magnificent mood enhancer, contributing to positive emotions such as happiness and satisfaction, pride and contentment. In this latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy shares 7 ways swimming can benefit your mental health.

Category:Mental Health
Should You Vaccinate Your Dog?

Should You Vaccinate Your Dog?

Protecting our pooches against potentially devastating diseases is absolutely crucial and the question of whether owners should vaccinate our dogs continues to spark interest. In her latest article for HIF, animal behaviourist Laura V shares her expert knowledge on common vaccines, the possible risks associated and when you should vaccinate your dog.

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Anyone can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after they experience or witness an event that threatens their life or safety, or others around them. Psychologist and Mental Health Expert Dr. Happy, from The Happiness Institute explains what it is and shares the most common signs and symptoms that can impact daily life for someone suffering with PTSD.

Category:Mental Health
Can Animals Feel Loneliness

Can Animals Feel Loneliness

Many people wonder if, when their pet is alone during the day, they ever get lonely. Unfortunately, guilty-pet-owners out there, the answer is yes. Animals are capable of feeling a number of emotions, and loneliness is one of them. With this in mind, animal behaviourist Laura V shares some tips to help alleviate your pet’s distress when they’re left alone.

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