Top Tips for Bad Posture – What Can We Do?

Top Tips for Bad Posture – What Can We Do?

Are you slouching right now as you're reading this? If you've answered yes, don't worry, it's something we all do. However, poor posture can wreak havoc on your overall health, whether you're deskbound, carrying the children or hitting the gym, your posture is so important. According to physiotherapist expert, Em Batger, "Posture is a daily practice. The few minor changes you can make may add up to be the major change your body needs to prevent posture related pain and dysfunction." With this in mind, Em provides some quick guidelines we can implement for good postural hygiene. 
Category:Physiotherapy
Caring For Your Teeth as You Get Older

Caring For Your Teeth as You Get Older

How can you protect your ageing smile? According to dental expert, Dr. Emma, "Gone are the days of false teeth being inevitable. More people are keeping their natural teeth to a much older age, which has presented dentists and their patients with a new set of challenges. There are factors which are unique to the mature mouth, and treating it the same way you did when you were 21 is likely no longer appropriate." In her latest article for HIF Dr. Emma explains some of the changes you can expect to see as your teeth age, and what you can do to keep your teeth in the best shape possible.
 
Category:Dental Health
Dogs and Stick Injuries

Dogs and Stick Injuries

Many dogs love to chew sticks, carry sticks and chase sticks but did you know that they can be very hazardous to dogs? In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, veterinary expert, Dr Melissa Meehan sits down with ‘Hif’ to discuss the stick injuries that can happen and how we can keep our dogs safe with some friendly alternatives.
 
Mental Health Week 2018

Mental Health Week 2018

The week of October 7 to October 13 is officially “Mental Health Week”. But what is it? And why do we need it? We caught up with Mental health professional, Dr. Happy to hear his thoughts on mental health in Australia and why it’s so important to raise awareness and constructive action around this subject that too many of us often keep private.
Category:Mental Health
Making changes – you know what you want to do but here’s how to do it

Making changes – you know what you want to do but here’s how to do it

It's great to have goals. Often, our goals are about changes we want to make in our lives - like eating right, getting fit, or doing better at work or school. The easy part is knowing what change you want to make, but the challenge is planning how to get there and sticking to it. With this in mind, mental health expert Dr. Happy, shares his simple strategy on how to achieve your goals by implementing positive changes.

Category:Mental Health
World Heart Day

World Heart Day

Did you know that Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer? Every year, September 29 is World Heart Day and this year’s theme is “My Heart, Your Heart”. This global campaign encourages individuals, families, communities and governments to take charge of their heart health and that of others. With this in mind, we chatted to HIF blogger and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp who explains what the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest is and offers her advice on how we can help others’ hearts.

How to Keep Your Pet Calm When They Visit the Vet

How to Keep Your Pet Calm When They Visit the Vet

Many dogs dislike going to the vet, the sounds and the smells can cause your fur-baby to be stressed and anxious, but it doesn't have to always be that way. Vet visits are essential to the health and wellbeing of your four-legged friend, so we asked Laura V to share her top tips to make your dog’s life easier on these very important visits. 
Category:Pet Health
The 5 Most Common Questions a Nutritionist Gets Asked

The 5 Most Common Questions a Nutritionist Gets Asked

Every day Nutritionists and Dietitians are asked a host of different questions, from organic vs non-organic, quick weight loss diets and what foods you should and shouldn’t eat? In her first article for HIF, Nutrition expert Rosie Mansfield reveals the most common questions about food and the answers you may or may not have been hoping for.

Category:Nutrition
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