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.

Pets of the Homeless

Pets of the Homeless

Pets provide us with comfort, security and friendship. So how would you feel if you and your pet were facing or experiencing homelessness? In this short video, our friends at Pooches at Play caught up with the founder of Pets of the Homeless Yvonne, who along with a team of volunteers provide assistance with pet food, veterinary care and emergency boarding to help alleviate the burden of providing essential pet care during times of hardship.

Category:Pet Health
Cherry Eye in Dogs

Cherry Eye in Dogs

Have you ever heard of Cherry Eye in dogs? It’s a common eyelid protrusion which isn’t very painful but can cause problems if left untreated. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Dr Melissa chats with Sheridan about her dog, Jedi’s experience with Cherry Eye and how they treated it. 
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