London is a highly cosmopolitan megapolis, with a variety of attractions, and things to do and enjoy. If you are living and working in London, what will keep you healthy and in top form, the year round, will be your keen awareness of how things work in the city, and your knowledge of the system in UK. A large part of staying healthy is avoidance of mistakes, and not being gullible – while taking advantage of the opportunities that can boost your lifestyle.
Whatever be your income bracket, you have access to a GP (doctor), under the NHS system in UK. Choosing the right GP, and getting registered in the NHS system, should be your first priority if you are new to London. Boots and Superdrug are the two largest health/beauty retailers in UK, with branches all over London; these stores will provide for all your daily health and hygiene care, and it is to your benefit to get membership/discount cards at these stores.
A huge part of staying healthy is managing your budget, especially true in London, where things can be frightfully expensive. Always be aware of the deals on offer, groupons are very popular in London – combine a visit to a spa, massage parlour, dining place, hairdresser, waxing salon, with your friend, and save on costs. Fitness First is a hugely popular private gym and health club, you can’t miss them in London – take advantage of their best membership deals.
Eating right and reducing stress are not just important for long term health; an healthy lifestyle is also the key ingredient to beauty, good skin complexion, and luxuriant hair. Pret A Manger (the organic and healthy version of McDonald’s), is just one of the many choices you have in London to grab a healthy sandwich. Planet Organic, along with a host of independent retailers, will likewise offer you an array of options to shop healthy in London.
There are no foolproof ways to practice a healthy lifestyle in London. Staying healthy is a continuous and ongoing affair, one careless step (a bad choice of food, a sexual dalliance), can make you fall sick or infected. But in London, you will always find the best options for recovery and renewal. The system may seem complicated at first, but the city will spoil you for choice and variety, and with time, you will gain knowledge of the best options available – stay aware and keep your mind/heart open!