Posts Tagged ‘happiness’
It seems money doesn’t buy happiness and if you are an expat relocating to the UK you might find greater happiness outside the major cities. According to a report from the New Economics Foundation (NEF), parents, retirees and people in remote areas reported the highest levels of happiness. The Orkney Islands, the Outer Hebrides and [...]
Scientists in the US have concluded generally optimistic and happy people have a higher level of protection against heart disease. Experts believe a general sense of well-being can lower risk factors such as blood pressure and cholesterol. This in turn lowers the person’s risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers from the Harvard School [...]
In a recent Expat Health post we reported that expatriates have higher levels of anxiety, depression and substance abuse than non-expats. Many reported family concerns as the main reason behind the failure of an international assignment. This has highlighted the importance of relocation support and employee assistance programmes when sending workers abroad. The programmes should [...]
According to researchers in the UK, teenagers who follow a healthy lifestyle including staying away from alcohol and cigarettes are significantly happier than those that don’t. The study of 40,000 UK households looked at the answers of young people aged between 10-15. It showed that those who stayed away from alcohol were four to six [...]
Expats who are happier living abroad are potentially healthier, according to experts. Happiness has been linked to longevity and a decreased risk of certain diseases. Researchers say expats who have the opportunity to socialise are better able to adjust. If you combine socialising with doing something you love do you hold the key to happiness [...]
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