Replenish your energy levels

Have you recently returned to work after a relaxing holiday and are already noticing stress levels rising again? The following tips will help you to maintain your energy also in everyday life.

Stress has become a endemic condition in our service society. Having to constantly be available, coping with hectic work situations, and managing our packed schedules leaves us with little time to rest.

Permanent stress, however, can damage our health and lead to headache, back pain, tension, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, and digestive problems. For these reasons, we recommend that you plan some time in your daily life in which to switch off:

  • Do sports. Sports requiring strong concentration are very effective in helping you to forget about everyday worries that may be bothering you.
  • Take a walk in the woods or a nice park. Being in a green environment will help you to unwind.
  • Meet up with friends as a way of getting a new perspective on things.
  • Try some digital detox and put away your mobile phone and laptop. Read more about this in our health tip titled «Digital detox: going offline».
  • Reward your body and treat yourself to a massage.
  • Thermal spas, swimming pools and saunas are excellent places for relaxation.
  • Meditation and yoga are helpful in calming the mind and collecting your thoughts.
  • Relaxation techniques, such as Jacobson’s progressive muscle relaxation or autogenic training, are easy to learn and will help you to relieve tension.
  • Sleep guarantees recovery because it calms your breathing, lowers your blood pressure and slows your heartbeat. Anyone who sleeps enough will automatically feel less stressed.


Treat yourself to a rest

SWICA rewards personal preventive healthcare in the form of exercise, nutrition and relaxation (e.g. fitness club memberships, massage, relaxation courses) with generous contributions from its supplementary insurance of up to CHF 1'300* per year. You can find out more here.

*Click here for details of the contribution.

In the event of further health-related questions, SWICA customers can contact the santé24 telemedicine service free of charge on +41 44 404 86 86. A telemedicine practice licence allows santé24 physicians to provide additional medical services in cases that are suited to a telemedicine approach. SWICA customers can also use the BENECURA medical app to carry out a digital SymptomCheck and receive recommendations about what to do next. During a subsequent phone call with santé24, customers can decide for themselves whether to release their information from SymptomCheck to santé24.