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Why are 's so important for your overall health?

According to Psychologist Dr. Happy from The Happiness Institute, “The average Australian sleeps one hour less each night than what they need - this sort of sleep deprivation is a massive problem. Why? Well, lack of sleep doesn’t just lead to tiredness; it has also been found to be associated with impaired cognitive functioning (thinking),...
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Why Sleep is Vital for Your Mental Health, Happiness and Success

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Have you ever set your ideal fitness goals but never mustered the motivation to follow them through? Don't worry you're not alone, this is something our resident fitness expert Matt Fuller, owner of Fuller Fitness Subiaco has seen many times.

According to Matt, "Self-belief is power. Believe you can make a positive change and that way you will stay focussed and be on-track to succeed....
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How to Motivate Yourself Towards Your Goals

Is travelling your dietary downfall?

According to nutrition guru Susie Burrell - Dietitian/Nutritionist, "If you regularly jet set around the country for work you will know how difficult it can be to keep your diet on track. Plane food, airports, hotels and conferences are just some of the locations which can make finding fresh, nutritious and carb controlled foods very difficult."

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How to Travel For Work and Keep Your Diet on Track

HIF members – have you ever wondered how your premiums are used?

As you’ll see from these graphs, 95 cents from every dollar received in 2015/16 went straight back out in member claims benefits. That’s eight cents more per dollar than the industry average!

As a proudly not-for-profit, member owned health fund, we understand the importance of getting value for money from your health cover....
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Look who's here!

On Saturday 21 January, HIF blogger Helen from Scrummy Lane and her partner Simon, welcomed a beautiful boy to the world. Meet Benjamin James Schofield. :)

We'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate Helen & Simon on behalf of all at HIF. We hope you enjoy this magical journey ahead and cherish every moment together. <3
Facebook friends - take our quick poll and tell us about your pets!

Pet Poll

Are you a fan of chocolate truffles?

If you've answered yes, then you'll adore these guilt-free raw treats. Combining crunchy cashews, fresh orange juice, pitted dates, dried sultanas and raw cacao – these tasty snacks are guaranteed to satisfy any chocolate craving.

For recipe instructions, check out this short video from our very own food guru Helen from Scrummy Lane.

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Raw chocolate orange truffles

Who doesn’t love chocolate truffles? And that chocolate-orange combo… mmm! These raw chocolate truffles are made with just 5 super healthy ingredients, but y...

Huge congratulations to HIF Mental Health blogger, Dr. Happy, for being named as having one of the “Top 30 Positivity Blogs on the Planet” for his website 'The Happiness Institute'. What a fantastic achievement!

If you'd like to read Dr. Happy's latest articles for HIF, head over to

Top 30 Positivity Blogs & Websites on the Web | Positivity Blog

Loneliness - what exactly is it? According to Dr. Happy from The Happiness Institute, "It is one of the most significant contributors to poor health and disability. Unfortunately, it is on the rise and the remedy is not as simple as finding more friends or spending more time with others. In this article, Dr. Happy offers his advice on how to deal with loneliness and the importance of...
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Dealing With Loneliness

: The pounding beach breaks of Phillip Island are set to host the opening round of the Victorian Junior Series presented by HIF Australia this weekend.

Phillip Island to host opening round of Victorian Junior Surfing Titles presented by HIF Australia

Did you have a booze free January?

According to our resident GP, Dr Sam, "With the festive season well and truly over, the month of January is usually time for sober session to kick in - or as our friends in the UK would call it, "Dry January".

Whilst he agrees that abstaining from alcohol for 31 days is a great way to make up for any over indulgence; it's important to note that any...
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Is Dry January Beneficial?

Happy Australia Day everyone! ☀

Whether you're hitting the beach, tuning into the hottest 100, watching the firework display, or simply appreciating our beautiful country, we hope you have lots of fun with family and friends.

Please note that our contact centre is closed today. In the meantime, if you'd like to get a quote or find out more about HIF please visit, or email...
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Many of us make resolutions at the start of a new year to be healthier but do your health resolutions for 2017 include improving your dental health? Healthy teeth can lead to a better smile and overall better health, so if you've decided to make your teeth a priority this year, follow Dr. Emma's four simple steps to ensure your smile is in tip-top shape.

New Year Dental Habits

Could a hug a day keep the doctor away?

According to psychologist and mental health blogger, Dr. Happy, "Research has shown that hugs cause us to feel “warm and fuzzy” inside as well as more socially connected. Hugs, and physical contact more generally, improve the intimacy of our close relationships and they’re even beneficial for our social relationships too. They lower blood pressure and...
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The Healing Power of Hugs

Here's our eighth installment in our “Health Cover for Humans” ad campaign.

Starring our beautiful ambassadogs, Roxy and Butch, this commercial highlights HIF's great value for money in our Hospital and Extras covers, after being awarded five Canstar awards for outstanding value in health insurance.

To find out more and get a quote, visit

Special thanks to our rescue stars (and their...
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When it comes to medical procedures, an anaesthetic is usually required. However, patients are often unsure about the various types of anaesthesia. To help clear up the confusion, we asked our medical blogger Dr Sam to explore the differences between local, regional, twilight and general anaesthesia, to help us better understand what it is and how it works.

Understanding Anaesthetic

Everybody, check out this hilarious Backstreet Boys parody by our favourite NBL boys. In true Perth Wildcats style, it’s Larger Than Life and you’ll feel Incomplete if you miss it!
Happy Friday! ☀

We thought we’d kick start the weekend by sharing some Friday love from HIF members, Kate, John and baby Lucy. This lovely family took the time to send us a thank you card, highlighting their appreciation for Lucy’s baby blanket and the help they’ve received whilst in hospital.

We couldn’t resist sharing this, their message reads; “To HIF, thank you for the blanket after...
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We might be into a new year, with the ‘naughty food’ season behind us, but healthy food doesn’t need to be boring. If you’re the kind of person who likes an explosion of different flavours and textures, then this salad is definitely for you.

This recipe by Scrummy Lane combines crunchy broccoli, fresh apple, sharp cheddar cheese, flavoursome bits of bacon, salty peanuts, a zing of raw onion...
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Healthy Broccoli, Apple and Bacon Salad

HIF: "Health Cover for Humans" Campaign - Part 7.
Hey dog lovers! Check out our latest installment in HIF’s “Health Cover for Humans” campaign, starring our gorgeous ambassadogs, who were all rescued from the Dogs' Refuge Home of WA. To learn more about their incredible adoption stories, visit .

In this commercial, our ambassadogs get a lesson from the lovely teacher, Star, on how to sniff...
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