• How does physical activity affect your health?

    How does physical activity affect your health?0

    How important is it to stay active as we age and what kind of activity brings the most benefits? For an expat with a busy schedule, finding the time to exercise can be challenging. However, there is an infinite wealth of evidence to show that finding that time is vital, especially for the over 50s.

  • What to know about MERS

    What to know about MERS0

    The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a relatively new respiratory illness that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Caused by a novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV), there have since been reports of a MERS outbreak in over 21 other countries such as China, Thailand and the United Kingdom. What are the symptoms? MERS symptoms range

  • It’s time to take action on heart disease

    It’s time to take action on heart disease0

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that heart diseases are the top cause of death around the world. But if you’re an expat, are you more at risk? This is certainly a possibility given the nature of an international life. It’s busy and ambitious, but it can be very stressful. Not to mention the heat,

  • Expat guide to vaccinations in Thailand

    Expat guide to vaccinations in Thailand0

    Thailand is a world of opportunity for ambitious professionals. But it’s important to remember that you or your family could be exposed to health issues that you’ve never had to think about before. Understanding which vaccinations you need in Thailand is essential when planning your move. Try to seek advice and start receiving any relevant

  • Living with asthma and COPD

    Living with asthma and COPD0

    Any sort of change in weather, be it a spike in temperature, a dust storm or a thunderstorm, could trigger an asthma attack for some of the world’s 235 million sufferers. It’s essential to know the triggers and some of the ways to minimise symptoms. How air quality impacts COPD Weather and air pollution are

  • Should everyone be taking vitamin D?

    Should everyone be taking vitamin D?0

    Vitamin D is said to help stave off fatigue, depression and even cancer. But some experts argue that for people with healthy levels, supplements are not helpful. What’s the reality? As the days get shorter in the Northern hemisphere, concerns tend to arise about the lack of sunlight – and possible vitamin D deficiency. For