Eat your way to good health and save on your expat health insurance along the way!
It may be easier than you think! Don’t get too hungry, enjoy what you eat and eat what is enough and good for you. Stay positive, improve your psychological health and keep a journal of what you’ve eaten or at least keep a mental note of what sweats you’ve consumed… That easy! And… Along the way, your expat health insurance cost may even be reduced. This is because, many expat health insurance will look at your health condition before deciding on a premium rating for you.
Have you ever go grocery shopping when you were hungry? Keep stuffing the shopping cart with food! So, can you imagine when you eat when you are very hungry?! You will tend to cook more or order more and eat more! If you are always busy during lunch time, to make sure you do not feel too hungry before lunch time, eat a healthy breakfast. And yes! Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.
Referring to WebMD, “According to research, skipping meals, especially breakfast, can actually make weight control more difficult. Breakfast “skippers” tend to eat more food than usual at the next meal or nibble on high-calorie snacks to stave off hunger. Several studies suggest that people tend to accumulate more body fat when they eat fewer, larger meals than when they eat the same number of calories in smaller, more frequent meals.” Consequently, one would put on weight than to lose weight by skipping meals especially skipping breakfast. We all know that many health issues go hand-in-hand with obesity…
Now that you know why it is important not to skip any meals especially breakfast, remember also to eat as slow as you can. Not only this is a wonderful way to enjoy and savor your food, it will also help you eat less! It takes about 20 minutes for our brain to receive signal from our stomach that it is full (10 – 30 minutes according to a study by the American Physiological Society. So, the slower you eat, the less food you will consume before your brain receive the signal that you are full – you are on your way to losing weight and good health by eating less! And you know what this may lead you to… Lowering your cost in expat health insurance!
Being strong psychologically will also help in your eating habit because being mentally weak will cause you to be easily stressed. Being stressed, you will tend to eat more and eating more fatty, salty and sugary foods – according to About.com. All the efforts of “eating your way to good health” will be wasted! By the way, do you know that many expat health insurance will only cover benefits relating to psychological condition after a 12 months wait period?
Having strong and healthy mind will also help you to remember the type of food you consumed and by doing that, will help you to control and manage your food intake. You see, when you remember how much of these “sin” food such as sweats, fatty and salty food you’ve eaten, having strong mental will, you will consciously tell yourself to cut down and to even stay away from such food. As a result, you will work yourself toward your good health! How to improve your psychological health and on your way to save on your expat health insurance? We will discuss this in another article on a later date.
So, IT IS possible to eat your way to good health. And while enjoying your good health, you may also be able to lower your expat health insurance cost.
While we are on the subject of how eating your way to good health could mean saving on your health insurance, it is probably a good time to make sure you are aware of some of the benefits found in expat health insurance and how that can also protect you, your family and your wallet:
- Expat health insurance can usually cover any nationality living overseas or even at home (not just expats) and will usually cover Out-Patient medical treatment
- Expat health insurance can be very affordable and can protect you from high, unexpected and crippling medical bills and may may cover more than just health related treatments. Some provide personal accident (PA) as a rider
- Expat health insurance can get you quick and easy access to the best private treatment in your area and can help you avoid waiting lists and access treatment not available locally and usually has a wide network of medical facilities for you to access
More on expat health insurance
If you’re not sure, or you would like a free no-obligation quote for your expat health insurance – please contact www.expathealthinsurance.com.sg for a free review of your existing coverage (within 30 days of your renewal date), or for a free comparison and quotation for all your expat health insurance needs.
Many international expatriate health insurers look at your health condition and past medical history to determine:
- Whether you qualify to purchase a policy and/or what coverages you can purchase
- What will be the premium of the policy you are interested
- Some expat health insurance providers would even require you to pay “loadings” for certain pre-existing medical conditions
For more information, or you would like a free no-obligation quote for your expat health insurance – please contact www.expathealthinsurance.com.sg for a free review of your existing coverage (within 30 days of your renewal date), or for a free comparison and quotation or for a free new quote!