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Moving to Australia – Health

Moving to Australia? Get our guide!

Whether you are emigrating, taking a short term assignment or joining family in Australia we have put together the information you will need to make your move a smooth one.

A Comprehensive Guide For Expats: Navigating Loneliness Abroad

Working your dream job in another country is an incredible lifetime achievement. However, behind the wonderful experience of living in a foreign land, there’s a challenge that many people don’t talk about often. Living for an extended period in an unfamiliar place leads to loneliness. If mishandled, the isolation could affect an expat’s well-being, leading…

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health insurance

Health Insurance For British Citizens Living Abroad

  It is estimated that as many as one in ten British-born people live outside the UK and around 400,000 people a year have emigrated from Britain for the past ten years.  Whatever the reason for moving abroad access to healthcare and health insurance is a priority.       This article was written for…

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January blues

6 Tips For Expats Looking To Ward Off The January Blues

Blue Monday was a term coined by psychologist Dr Cliff Arnal in 2004.  He worked out a formula to show how the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year. It takes into account factors including the average time for New Year’s resolutions to fail, the bad weather, debt, the time since…

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Mental Health

Young Expats Struggling The Most With Mental Health – Is Social Media The Cause?

Research by AXA has revealed that as many as two in five (41%) young expats aged 18-24 are negatively impacted mentally by social media and tech addiction. AXA – Global Healthcare has reviewed the Mind Health Index, looking at how young expats are affected by social media. The research found that those who report a negative…

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Accessing Healthcare When You Retire Abroad

Retiring abroad is a major decision and one of the key issues if we are to get the best out of life in retirement wherever we are is access to good quality healthcare.  The accessibility of healthcare should be one of the key factors in the decision on where to retire. There can be a…

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coping with expat depression

7 Tips for Coping With Expat Depression

  It is widespread for expats to lack the proper mental health care coverage abroad. Some locations even lack access to mental health professionals and institutions for everyone, not just expats. And even if you end up in a place where counseling is available, like a school in case you are studying abroad, it’s most likely only going…

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workout routine

How To Stick With Your Workout Routine When You Are Always Traveling

Traveling can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work. Coordination rooms, planning routes, and packing can feel like a full-time job when you are frequently on the road (or in the air). That doesn’t even touch on what it can do to a fitness routine. Luckily, you don’t…

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international health insurance

Why Expats Choose International Health Insurance

  Moving abroad can be a stressful process that requires plenty of planning, time and energy. When becoming an expat, you have to take into account innumerable factors for your relocation – and healthcare is an essential one.  Here Cigna Healthcare explain why expats choose international health insurance.       Written exclusively for Expat…

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reduce body heat

5 Natural Ways To Reduce Body Heat

  After a long winter period, the weather starts to heat up in many parts of the world.  As expats around the world prepare for summer and as travel restrictions ease and families plan to enjoy some fun in the sun the heat can be a problem as well as a pleasure.  Here are some…

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quit smoking

How To Quit Smoking As An Expat

There are many reasons that people want to quit smoking. Many people quit because of the associated health risks. Others want to quit spending money on cigarettes. Some don’t want to deal with the stigma or the social inconvenience involved with smoking. Whatever your reason is, quitting can be difficult. Expats face all the normal…

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