Our posts: Health

We explain the most frequently asked health related questions from expats and give precious advice when you live abroad.

pregnancy expat in asia
Health 5 February 2024
Experiencing Pregnancy in South Asia as an Expat

For many expat couples, the adventure of expatriation often aligns with a new journey into parenthood. For individuals enchanted by South Asia and planning to start a family in this region, the subject of pregnancy brings up many important queries. What are the health risks? Why should you avoid the Zika virus? How can you…

technology and health
Health 8 December 2023
Technology and Health

We spend the day between screens. We chat, videocall, browse, play, and even pay with our mobile phones, work on the computer, if we walk or use public transport, we put on our headphones to listen to music, podcasts or watch movies during the journey, we shop online…We’re always on the lookout for some electronic…

Health 16 November 2023
5 must-have nutrients for men’s health

Food is something that connects all of us independent of where you are located. In some cultures, food is seen as the catalyst for friends and families to unite, whilst in other cultures it is simply seen as a means to an end. The base of a healthy and balanced diet should be the same…

anxiety stress
Health 24 October 2023
Stress or anxiety? How to differentiate them and what can be done

Being abroad has a direct impact on your mental state. For most expats this can fluctuate from time to time – one moment you´re confident and you feel fully at ease and happy with the life you are experiencing, and at another moment you might miss home, your friends, and family or just that typical…

world heart day
Health 29 September 2023
World Heart Day: how are men and women impacted differently?

On the Friday the 29th of September it is World Heart Day, a global event where awareness of cardiovascular disease is raised. A heavy topic and maybe not top of your list whilst you are enjoying expat life. However, we feel it is important to help raise the awareness and also to highlight the differences…

expat first aid kit
Health 21 August 2023
Expat’s first aid kit: Essential first aid kit for children and adults

As an expat, holidays may now be quite different to what you were used to. Now, your annual leave may often consist of going back home and visiting friends and family. Enjoying things that you forgot you missed so much when you were outside of your hometown. absorbing the change of scenery and maybe soaking…

maternity uae
Health 12 June 2023
Expatriation and Maternity: what is the cost for a pregnancy in the United Arab Emirates

Name me a more beautiful event than giving birth! Your expatriation is going wonderfully well and you are now going to experience the joys of expat motherhood. From the first ultrasounds to the delivery and postnatal follow-up, what is the cost of maternity in the United Arab Emirates? Let’s dig into the subject together! What…

migraines symptoms
Health 25 May 2023
A Friendly Guide to Understanding and Treating Your Migraine Symptoms

Migraines surpass ordinary headaches in terms of severity. The excruciating pain pulsates, enduring for extended periods. Migraine, a neurological disorder, manifests primarily as a throbbing headache affecting one side of the head. Unlike secondary headaches triggered by other medical conditions, migraines are classified as primary headaches. Distinguishing between a migraine and a regular headache can…

hygiene day
Health 5 May 2023
World Hand hygiene day: why it is still important

All over the world hand hygiene has become a big topic in 2020, when Covid-19 really hit the world. The general population, especially since the pandemic took place, has become more aware than ever of the importance of this hygienic habit. We also see that with the pandemic ending the focus is shifting a bit…

health and safety at work
Health 28 April 2023
Health and Safety at work

If you work in your home country or you are far away and have to get used to another culture at the workplace, safety at work is essential … wherever you are located. Safety at work is not only focused on people who have a very physical job, but needs to be seen as a…