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Staying healthy in a new destination

Asian Tigers Mobility provides international relocation solutions for more than 16,000 families each year, with offices in 14 territories. In this new series of features, the team provides different types of relocation advice for anyone coming to Hong Kong or heading off on a new assignment. Here are some tips on how to ensure you look after your health when moving to a new country.

How can expats stay healthy in a new destination?

Being sick in an unfamiliar country can be a big issue, especially if you’re alone. That’s why taking good care of yourself is so important when you’re relocating. Here are some tips to consider before your journey.

Relocation advice: looking after heath – Yoga

#1 Prepare medical documents

Understanding more about your health is never a bad thing. Before moving to your new destination, get a comprehensive health check – including any required vaccinations – to make sure you’re in tip-top shape. Don’t forget to take any medical documents with you on the move.

#2 Search nearby facilities

According to recommendations from the World Health Organization, adults aged 18 to 64 should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, to reduce health risks. So, search for fitness centres and the nearest trails in your new home before you move; also find where the nearest clinics and hospitals are for emergencies.

#3 Seek help from professionals

To reduce the stress caused by moving, look for professional relocation companies, who offer not only moving services, but also important destination services such as orientation and home finding.

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This article first appeared in the April/May 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.