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Moving to Portugal – Health

So, you are moving to Portugal!

So you are moving to Portugal! Make the transition work better with this free-to-download, full-colour guide. Your Guide To Living In Portugal provides you with guidance on the issues you will need to address as you plan your move, whether that is to retire, buy a second property or simply enjoy a whole new life.

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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healthcare in portugal

Healthcare In Portugal

  Access to the Portuguese health system is based on residence. Everyone who’s registered as a resident can also register to access the Portuguese national health service (SNS) on the same basis as a Portuguese citizen. This is the same if you’re employed, self-employed or not working.  Here we outline how expats can access healthcare in…

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Health Insurance

Expats And Health Insurance: The Essential Guide To Moving To Europe

In recent years, an increasing number of people have thought about relocating to Europe to live, work, or retire. Europe has a lifestyle that many people find appealing because of its temperature, varied cultures, and rich history. If you’re considering moving to Europe, your top concern should be determining the kind of healthcare you and your…

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nhs expats

What Happens To NHS If Expats Return to UK?

The NHS could face a bill of almost half a billion pounds if retired British people currently living in other EU countries decide to return to the UK in the event that their right to healthcare in those countries is withdrawn after Brexit. This figure could be substantially higher if the NHS has to pay…

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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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gut healthy

Top Probiotic Strains That Can Keep Your Gut Healthy In Another Country

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your gut. They are often called “good” or “friendly” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. Probiotics can be found in some foods, such as yogurt and sauerkraut, and supplements.  Some people believe that probiotics can also protect you from getting sick…

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Drinking Organic Wine Is Healthy

Reasons Why Drinking Organic Wine Is Healthy

  Is drinking organic wine better for you? In a nutshell, yes. Organic wine is produced according to organic viticulture standards that prohibit the use of harmful chemicals and substances.  Here we set out why drinking organic wine is healthy.         Statistics show that the wine market will reach up to 1…

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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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body and health

Why Should You Look After Your Body and Health?

  No matter how minor your health problems are, they can obstruct or even overwhelm other aspects of your life. Even simple health conditions like aches, pains, fatigue, and indigestion can have a negative impact on your happiness and stress levels. One option for increasing your capacity to manage stress and feel better is to…

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