With medical tourism on the rise, many more people are visiting Cyprus for their health holiday, and all the benefits it brings at its private hospitals. No waiting lists, low prices and world class surgeons make Cyprus very popular for those wanting surgery. When you’ve booked a health holiday, all the focus tends to be on your physical health and after surgery, your physical recuperation and recovery. However, it is so important to think about your mental health too.
In the meantime, global events such as Movember do an amazing job in raising awareness of mental health issues and raising funds to help support those with problems. The Movember movement is focused on encouraging people, particularly men, to address their mental health issues, to seek help and not suffer alone, and this is something we are very keen to support.
When you’re visiting Cyprus for your health holiday, here are some tips for ensuring your mind recovers alongside your body…
Don’t overdo it, but do ensure you’re active as soon as you can be. Cyprus offers a lot of opportunities for activity so make sure you get out in the Cyprus sunshine for a swim in the sea or a beautiful sea-front stroll. Exercise is great for your self esteem and it will also help you to sleep better which is invaluable for your recuperation.
Eat a good diet
The food you eat can have a big impact on your state of mind. Luckily, there’s such an amazing range of health-giving nutritious foods available in Cyprus. Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, make the most of the locally caught fish and be sure to drink plenty of water, especially if you’re out enjoying the sunshine.
It can be tempting to drink alcohol to lift your mood, and while of course it can be lovely to have an ice cold beer or a glass of wine at the end of the day, don’t overdo it. While it may make you feel happier for a short time, if you overindulge you will only end up feeling worse.
Check in with friends and family
When you’ve been through surgery, your loved ones will be waiting to hear how you are getting on, and a chat with a friendly voice, and just knowing people care about you is ideal for raising the spirits. During your recuperation you’ll have some time on your hands, so share your news, hear theirs, and why not share some photographs of the stunning Cyprus scenery?
Seek help if you need it
Your care doesn’t end when you leave the hospital. If you have any questions or concerns, whether it is regarding your treatment or your state of mind, do get in touch with your medical advisors who will be able to give you good advice and refer you to other local professionals if necessary.
Don’t try to do too much after your surgery. It’s time to relax and unwind. There’s so much to see and do in Cyprus, it can be tempting to overdo it, but do take plenty of time out and take it easy. Time spent by the pool or reading a book on the beach is time well invested in your recovery.
Do things you know you’re good at and enjoy
When you do decide it’s time for an activity, give your self esteem a boost by doing something you know you’re good at. Perhaps you’re a great swimmer, a super cyclist or your sense of direction makes you a brilliant hiker.
Have a great time, mind and body
So enjoy yourself, and take time to ensure your mind is taken care of as much as your physical health is. To find out more about recuperation and medical treatment in Cyprus, check out our website or get in touch with us.
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