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Healthcover is an independent intermediary specialising in providing individual, family and corporate private health insurance and wellbeing.

Healthcover specialises in providing advice on health insurance and wellbeing in the UK and Globally.

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theguardian.com 10/06/2020

NHS hospital waiting lists could hit 10 million in England this year

Sad, but not unexpected, news about the impact of Covid on NHS waiting lists. Find out how employee health insurance can support your staff and reduce pressure on the NHS in the link in the comments below

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jun/10/nhs-hospital-waiting-lists-could-hit-10-million-in-england-this-year

theguardian.com Officials say coronavirus has caused treatment backlog and health workers are exhausted

11/03/2020

With international health insurance cover, you can protect your health against future accidents or illness wherever you are 🌏

But what is and isn't covered by international health insurance and more importantly, what does it cost?

At Healthcover, we have created a range of free guides to answer these questions, and many more.

Find out more about borderless health insurance below 👇

https://www.healthcoverltd.co.uk/guides/international-health-insurance/

healthline.com 10/03/2020

What Time Would Be Best to Keep If We Drop Daylight Saving Time?

This question comes up, well, twice a year...

Should we keeping changing the clocks forward in Spring and back in the autumn?

How can this affect our health and if we had to choose, which time would be best?

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/if-we-drop-daylight-saving-time-what-would-be-the-best-time-to-keep

healthline.com Changing our clocks twice a year can be inconvenient as well as disruptive to our body rhythms and schedules.

medicalnewstoday.com 06/03/2020

Does increasing soda prices discourage people from drinking it?

Would you drink less soda if the price was increased? 🥤

The city of Philadelphia introduced this tax in 2017. The extra revenue would then provide financing for prekindergartens.

But why didn't it work?

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/does-increasing-soda-prices-discourage-people-from-drinking-it

medicalnewstoday.com A new study has found that the 'Philadelphia soda tax,' which increased the prices of sweetened drinks, has had no impact on people's beverage choices.

04/03/2020

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Healthcover provide expert advice to individuals, families and businesses on their private medical insurance needs.

A big thank you to everyone who has given us a review

We’ve helped hundreds of people and businesses find the right health insurance option for them and we believe that everyone should have access to informed, impartial and honest advice.

If you need a direct route through the swamp, then contact us for a free market review or visit our website, where we have live chat support throughout the day and an array of free guides.

theguardian.com 03/03/2020

From siestas to saunas: the 10 European wellbeing traditions everyone should try

What can we learn from European wellness traditions? 👨‍⚕️

Europe is home to some of the happiest & Healthiest countries in the world, so what can we learn from them and what benefits do they give?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/mar/02/from-siestas-to-saunas-the-10-european-wellbeing-traditions-everyone-should-try

theguardian.com The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well known – but have you considered fangotherapy, uitwaaien and fika?

medicalxpress.com 24/02/2020

Electric bikes can boost older people's mental performance and their well-being

Can an electric or e-bikes improve mental performance and well-being of the older generation?

With an electric bike, older people and people with health issues can continue to exercise at their own pace. As well a being a form of exercise, it also provides the freedom to travel further and to be more independent .

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-04-electric-bikes-boost-older-people.html

medicalxpress.com Getting on your bicycle can give you an enormous sense of freedom and enjoyment. It can increase your independence and knowledge of the local area, and improve your access to the natural (or urban) environment. It can also be highly nostalgic – reminding you of your childhood cycle rides and the j...

theguardian.com 04/02/2020

Britons in EU remain fearful of post-Brexit healthcare and pension provisions

If you are worried or confused about your healthcare options post brexit, then contact us!

We can provide free independent advice and a full market review - See below

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/30/britons-in-eu-remain-fearful-of-post-brexit-healthcare-and-pension-provisions

theguardian.com Guardian callout suggests many are worried about key issues settled with withdrawal agreement

healthline.com 30/01/2020

Why Your Employer Wants You to Get a Good Night's Sleep

It is common knowledge,that a bad night´s sleep can affect employee productivity.

It seems that employers now notice this and are willing to do something about this. Will workplace sleep programs become common practice?

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-your-employer-may-want-you-to-sleep-more

healthline.com More companies are investing in sleep assistance programs to help increase productivity and reduce healthcare costs.

healthcoverltd.co.uk 28/01/2020

Private Medical Insurance Broker | Free Advice | Healthcover

Thinking about buying Health Insurance?👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️

Read about the benefits of using a private medical insurance broker 👇 See the link below

healthcoverltd.co.uk A Private Medical Insurance Broker helps you understand your options. Save time and money by getting free independent advice.

bbc.com 21/01/2020

Running marathon cuts years off 'artery age'

🚶‍♂️🏃‍♂️🎖Extensive testing on "older" marathon runners, show that training for and running a marathon can reduce their "artery age" by up to 4 years

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51006325

bbc.com Training for a first marathon delivers more elastic arteries and lower blood pressure, experts say.

medicalnewstoday.com 16/01/2020

Ageotypes: Why do people age differently?

Ageotypes 👶👴 Why do we age at different rates?

A new study has identified 4 different "ageotypes", which could help answer the question.

Ageing can mean coping with different health problems, therefore making changes could help to slow down the ageing process.

See the full article here👇

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/327495.php#1

medicalnewstoday.com Stanford University researchers have identified four different biological pathways for aging. This finding may help people slow down aspects of old age.

14/01/2020

Good News for Digital Nomad´s 💻🌏

Our latest free guide gives you the complete rundown on Digital Nomad Health Insurance, so you can make the right choice during your working travel.

https://www.healthcoverltd.co.uk/guides/digital-nomad-health-insurance/

bbc.com 05/01/2020

AI 'outperforms' doctors diagnosing breast cancer

Can Artificial intelligence out perform doctors in diagnosing breast cancer? 🤖✍️

An international team from Google Health and Imperial College London seem to think so

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50857759

bbc.com Hospitals trial intelligent machines to improve cancer detection and results so far are promising.

prevention.com 02/01/2020

Trainers Share the Top Fitness Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2020

20 Fitness trends for 2020 🏋️‍♀️🧘‍♂️🤸‍♀️

Virtual trainers, Live workouts and community driven fitness all feature. What does the future of fitness look like?

https://www.prevention.com/fitness/g29993557/fitness-trends-2020/

prevention.com Get ready: Virtual fitness is about to take over.

17/12/2019

Are your employees feeling down after last week’s election result? ✖️

Support them with Small Business Medical Insurance ✅

https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/13/cope-mental-health-suffering-election-result-11896602/

12/12/2019

🍕How long does it take to walk off a Pizza?🍕

UK researchers have claimed, that our calories intake would decrease, if food labels showed how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories consumed.

Lets say that the 10" pizza contains 1000 calories. Here are some of the ways you can burn it off.

🚶‍♀️ Walking - 4 hours
🚴‍♂️ Cycling - 2 hours
🏊‍♀️ Swimming - 2 hours 30 minutes
⛷ Skiing - 2 hours
🎾 Tennis 2 hours 20 minutes
🎣 Fishing 10 hours

Although the figures will depend on your weight and the intensity of the exercise, it may well be more than you thought.

healthline.com 10/12/2019

People with Lower Income Have More Sleep Issues, Worse Heart Health

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There is a trend that people with lower income encounter more sleep issues and worse cardiovascular health, a new study shows.

Regular checkups with a doctor and improving sleep patterns help reduce the risks.

Data was collected from over 100,000 people from 4 European countries.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/lower-income-people-less-sleep-more-heart-disease

healthline.com Experts say developing regular sleep habits as well as having regular checkups can help lower the risk of heart disease.

05/12/2019

Playing non digital games in older age can improve memory and keep your brain mentally sharp 👴👵

According to the University of Edinburgh study, even making changes later in life still had made a difference

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191126140413.htm

theguardian.com 30/11/2019

Revealed: Millions to be affected by NHS plan to ration 34 everyday tests and treatments

Concerned about barriers to treatment and tests on the NHS?

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/29/revealed-nhs-plans-to-ration-34-unnecessary-tests-and-treatments

Check out our guide to the best UK private health insurance👇

theguardian.com Exclusive: List includes hernia repair surgery and blood tests to detect prostate cancer

medicalnewstoday.com 26/11/2019

Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk

🏃‍♀️🚶‍♂️ 35 minutes of daily exercise lowers the risk of suffering from depression.

Researches from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, claim their findings show, that both high and low intensity exercise contribute to a decreased risk.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/327037.php#1

medicalnewstoday.com New research finds that both high and low intensity physical activity can help offset a genetic predisposition to developing depression.

healthline.com 22/11/2019

Children Around the World Don't Get Enough Exercise

"Children worldwide are not getting enough exercise"🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

This is the main conclusion from a World Health Organization study.

Astoundingly, over 80% of children ages 11-17 were classed as insufficiently physically active, according to the report.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/children-around-the-world-dont-get-enough-exercise

healthline.com Researchers say boys have shown some minor improvements in physical activity, but girls remain at a high level of inactivity.

9to5mac.com 15/11/2019

Stanford Medicine publishes full results from the Apple Watch Heart Study - 9to5Mac

Apple publishes full results from their Apple watch heart study, which consisted of 400,000 participants. ❤️

https://9to5mac.com/2019/11/13/apple-heart-study-full-results/

9to5mac.com Stanford Medicine has published the full results from its record-breaking Apple Heart Study. While preliminary results were presented back in March, the full results were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. As reported by CNBC, the researchers say that Apple sponsored the study a...

13/11/2019

Small business medical insurance isn’t just an employee benefit, it’s an employer benefit too. 💼

Have a look at our latest guide, where we cover everything you need to know before taking out a policy.

In this guide, we provide an overview of the market and explain what affects your premium, helping you to understand if it’s worth the cost for your business.

11/11/2019

Do you wear a fitness tracker to measure your sleep? 😴

Here are 3 tips to improve your nighttime routine

😴 Use exercise or mood date as motivation, to see if more sleep is having a positive effect

😴 Use your sleep apps, to make sure you are setting aside enough sleep time in the first place.

😴 Let the light in as soon as you wake up.

Sweet dreams

theguardian.com 05/11/2019

Is anxiety more common in our 30s and 40s? | Mona Chalabi

Research shows that we’re more likely to suffer from anxiety in our 30s and 40s. Is this a consequence of our genes or the world around us?

Support your staff with workplace health benefits💪

https://www.theguardian.com/society/datablog/2019/nov/01/anxiety-mental-health-gad-mona-chalabi

theguardian.com The data shows the likelihood of experiencing anxiety rises then declines – and women are more likely to feel it than men

independent.co.uk 28/10/2019

Gloomy weather makes chronic health conditions more painful, study suggests

Does gloomy weather make a difference for people with chronic pain conditions? 🥶

Researchers from the University of Manchester have recently completed a study, that could aid sufferers to self-manage their pain.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/chronic-pain-worse-weather-humid-damp-arthritis-study-a9168976.html

independent.co.uk Two fifths of UK population live with pain that has lasted three months or longer

healthline.com 18/10/2019

Kids and Sugary Drinks: How Clever Packaging Can Deceive Parents

Does clever marketing of children's drinks mislead you to the true sugar content?

Do fruit drinks actually contain less sugar?

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/kids-still-drinking-too-many-sweetened-drinks-how-clever-packaging-can-hide-sugar-content

healthline.com Though the science has shown sugary drinks are not healthy for children, fruit drinks and similar beverages accounted for more than half of all children’s drink sales in 2018, according to a new report.

[10/16/19]   Finding the best UK Private Health Insurance can be a confusing process🤔

It can be difficult to determine which policy is best for you and which cover level to choose from.

Luckily we have made this great free guide "The best UK Private Health Insurance" - Link Below 👇

In this comprehensive guide we highlight areas to look out for when you compare plans, as well as an overview of the best UK private health insurance providers.

This guide will ensure you get the right cover at the best price

theguardian.com 09/10/2019

'It's like a death sentence': retired Britons in EU face loss of healthcare

A no-deal Brexit could be highly concerning for retired Britons living in other EU countries.

Healthcover can help!

If you need independent advice from specialists in international health cover, then give us a call on 0800 433 2922.

We can arrange a full market review with no obligations and our advice is free,

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/07/like-death-sentence-retired-britons-eu-face-loss-healthcare

theguardian.com Reciprocal scheme in which NHS reimburses cost of treatment will cease under a no-deal Brexit

healthline.com 03/10/2019

Top 10 Health Conditions Affecting Millennials

What are the top 10 health conditions affecting Millenials?

Are Millenials less healthy than Gen Xers were at the same age?

This article has some interesting findings 👇

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/top-10-health-conditions-affecting-millennials

healthline.com New research shows major depression, alcohol use disorder, and hypertension are among the top 10 health conditions affecting millennials today.

healthline.com 16/09/2019

Is Napping Good or Bad for Your Health?

Getting an afternoon nap in might be the dream for most working adults and parents who set their young ones down to sleep, hoping to do so themselves 💤

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/is-napping-good-or-bad-for-your-health

healthline.com Experts say the key questions to napping are why you need the daytime rest and how long you sleep during it.

09/09/2019

Every day we push ourselves in many aspects of our lives. At school and at work we strive to give our best but, many times, it tends to come at the cost of our personal health and fitness. We eat a quick but unhealthy lunch, do not take the time to cook a proper evening meal or even prep a proper breakfast in advanced.

healthyfood.co.uk 05/09/2019

Everything you need to know about organic | Healthy Food Guide

We’re often told that it’s better to buy organic food, but what does organic actually mean? Nutritionist Amanda Ursell does some digging to find out whether organic produce is actually any better for us.

Find out more 👇

healthyfood.co.uk Ever wondered what organic actually means? Nutritionist Amanda Ursell does some digging to find out whether organic produce is really better for you.

bbc.com 28/08/2019

An optimistic outlook 'means you live longer'

Optimists are more likely to live longer than those who have a more negative approach to life, a US study has found.
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Positive people were more likely to live to the age of 85 or more.
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The theory is that optimists may find it easier to control emotions and so be protected from the effects of stress.
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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/health-49447685

bbc.com Optimists are more likely to live longer than those with a negative life view a US study has found.

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