Staying Fitness When Living The Expat Lifestyle

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If you have just moved abroad, exercise is a good way to meet new people. Exercise is good for your health and well-being and can help you avoid those pesky home sickness blues.

Relax and enjoy your stay

It’s time to exercise to prevent weight gain after you’ve moved into a new exciting country and landed the job of a lifetime. You’ll want your best appearance if you are looking for love, or reentering the dating world. First, you’ll have to deal with the essentials like finding a place to live, paying your bills and figuring out where everything is. When you have found your footing, don’t procrastinate or make excuses for your health.

Expats, who travel a lot for work or enjoy the cuisine of their new home country, can find it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Be kind to yourself and start slowly when deciding when, where and how you will exercise.

Keep fit for free

Some expats may think that they must join a gym with a high-end equipment or pay a large subscription fee to a health center. This is not the case. You can save a lot of money by staying fit without spending any money. Try one of the fitness apps to design your own workout plan. You can find a park, or an outdoor recreation area. Purchase a bicycle and cycle around the neighborhood of your new city.

Increase your social circle

It is brave to move to another country alone, but it gives you the chance to meet new people. You can improve your social life by staying fit and trying out new things. Join a dance class to get fit and have fun.

Fitness groups are a great place to meet people who share your interests and improve your health. Who knows, you might even come up with a new sport or fitness activity that no one has thought of yet and start your own group.

Exercise routines: How to maintain and establish them

It’s important to know the local attitude towards fitness and health when you move to a new country. Is it safe for you to exercise alone at night? Is it safer to exercise outdoors only during daylight hours? Fitness has something for everyone, regardless of whether you are a night-owl or a morning person.

When you move to another country, your daily routine may change. Be flexible when adapting to new fitness routines. Online, you can find great deals on special offers that are not available during the normal gym hours. Try out new sports or activities. If you find a fitness activity that suits your personality, stick with it so it becomes an habit. You’ll soon find that you look forward to your workouts instead of dreading them.

Health insurance is important

Do your research to find the best policy for you. Health insurance policies are different in each country. You may not need to buy an expensive insurance policy if you are already in good shape and have a regular fitness routine. Check the fine print on your new insurance policy to see what is covered for pre-existing conditions and current illnesses. Also, find out about available treatments and therapies.

Get a complete medical checkup to assess your health. Once that’s sorted out, you can relax, stop worrying and concentrate on your fitness.

Healthy eating and drinking

It’s great to work out in the gym but eating high-calorie food will affect your health and fitness. Your new cuisine will be healthier or caloric depending on where you live. Use some restraint if you’re in the latter case.

Follow the 80/20 rule: 80% of your time, eat healthy and in moderation, while 20% of the times, indulge in unhealthy foods. Alcohol is a high-calorie drink, so limit your intake and opt for water.

Sleep well

For expats it can be hard to get eight hours of good sleep every night. It takes time to settle in, make friends, explore a new place, and travel frequently. You must establish a regular sleeping pattern if you want to maintain your health.