Health Benefits of Swimming

Health Benefits of Swimming

Whether you enjoy plunging into a pool or swimming in the open ocean, a swim will do wonders for your mind and body. Read Dr. Nikki Stamp expert advice on the health benefits of swimming and how to incorporate some laps into your routine, no matter what your age or fitness level.

Worried About Your Child’s Gaming Habit? Here’s How You Can Manage It!

Worried About Your Child’s Gaming Habit? Here’s How You Can Manage It!

Does your child spend too much time playing video games?  If you’ve answered yes, don’t worry you’re not alone. According to Mental Health Expert and Psychologist Dr. Happy, “95% of parents admitted to being worried about the risks associated with online gaming and the amount of time their children spend playing”. In his latest article for HIF, Dr. Happy, shares his top tips on how to ensure your children develop appropriate and important skills around self-control, decision making and effective communication.

Category:Mental Health
Greek Oven Baked Fish

Greek Oven Baked Fish

If you’re looking for an interesting, delicious and healthy way to cook fish on a week night, then this dish is just for you. Simply make a quick tomato sauce packed with simple Mediterranean flavours, pour it over the fish and bake. Delicious!

Category:Recipes
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
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
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