Creating Healthy Routines in a New Place

August 29, 2016

If you’re new to Bangkok, let us first welcome you to the neighborhood.

If you’re new to Bangkok, let us first welcome you to the neighborhood. Bangkok is a complex, interesting, and diverse city and you’ll soon find that there are very few boring days around here.

Generally speaking, most people want their lives to be healthy, happy, and to last for as long as possible. So, while you’re working to make your life here in Bangkok achieve these simple goals, remember that this is an international city with residents from all corners of the world, many of whom have developed systems and services to help support the Bangkok expat lifestyle. One of the most common threads in the life of an expat is the uncertainty of living in a new place, where the customs and languages may be drastically different from anything you know back home. The question of where to go for what, and whom to seek out for what service, become very daunting tasks. This is why Bumrungrad helps to organize the annual Living in Bangkok event at our hospital. Our goal is to help Bangkok’s many expats and their families connect with the services that will make it easier to carve out meaningful and fulfilling lives within this new culture. Living in Bangkok attracts major organizations and groups from the Bangkok community to one location, making it that much easier to find the right support without having to run around town collecting information.

It goes without saying that a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important things in life, if not the most important. Our lifestyles dictate what will happen to us in the future, whether we will enjoy aging healthy or face the possibility of aging with conditions that might have been prevented with a healthier lifestyle. The things we do every day, especially the habits we form that directly affect our well-being, are some of the most important decisions we’ll ever make. One of the things that people find challenging upon moving to a new place is maintaining the routines they have built for a healthy lifestyle.

Living healthy in Bangkok is not a lofty goal, even if you’re not accustomed to the high temperature or may have trouble feeling confident among strangers. Take this opportunity to explore the many available alternatives to the traditional gym setting, or join a group that engages in your favorite sport. Of course, food is an important part of life, and especially so when living in Thailand. Bangkok is home to many culinary pioneers, and some of the best and healthiest food is within easy reach. For even more of a social activity, take a healthy cooking class and make some friends while learning a valuable new skill to add to your healthy lifestyle. All of this and more are readily available at this year’s Living in Bangkok event, and it’s a great way to start getting active and build a social life centered on activities that could add quality years to your life.

Visit our website to learn more, and join the event on Facebook to plan your visit.

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