Chengdu Expat

Health & Wellbeing

Recovery Plus – Top Sports Recovery Centre in Chengdu

Recovery Plus – Top Sports Recovery Centre in ChengduGetting access to the healthcare you’re used to back home, isn’t always easy in Chengdu. Treatment for aches and pains, or rehabilitation after a sports injury can sometimes be frustrating, but Recovery Plus

What To Do During An Earthquake

What To Do During An EarthquakeLast night (Monday 17th June 2019) at 10.55pm, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Yibin sent tremors throughout Sichuan, and set WeChat ablaze with videos of swinging chandeliers and crumbling dry wall.If you’re living in Chengdu or Chongqing,

Join the Chengdu K2Fit Team – 10 Week Fitness Challenge

You had a great summer holiday but now you’re back in the city and need the motivation to become the ultimate you.Would you like to tone up, lose weight and meet like-minded people in the city? K2Fit ULTIMATE YOU Season

The Changing Face of Surgery in Chengdu & ICL implantation

AIER East Eye Hospital are working hard to change perceptions about eye care in China,  frequently bringing world experts and cutting edge technology to Chengdu: On the 28th July they are offering the rare opportunity to hear from both their ICL

Family Healthcare in Chengdu

Family Healthcare in ChengduLiving in China and knowing where best to take your loved ones when they need medical care can be daunting, but there are friendly, reputable and affordable doctors in Chengdu – that specialize in meeting international healthcare

Is Eye Surgery in Chengdu a Good Idea?

Is Eye Surgery in Chengdu a Good Idea?Having health concerns in Chengdu can be worrying as a foreigner as we’re not always sure where best to seek help. However there is a growing affordable and reputable healthcare sector in the

The Effects of Pollution on your Skin

The Effects of Pollution on your SkinMost of us know about the damaging effects of the sun to our skin, but not many of us are aware how dangerous pollution is. You may have noticed when moving to Chengdu, or

5 Ways of Keeping Fit in Chengdu

Everyone has made a New Year’s resolution to improve their health or fitness right? And the majority have failed within the first months.Well, make it different!Here are 5 ways to keep fit in Chengdu along with some tips on how to

Trying out Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu

​Most foreigners’ first introduction to Chinese medicine is for the common cold. After living a few years in Chengdu and dealing with the colds that linger due to pollution and humidity, we’ve found that nothing knocks a lingering Chengdu cold out as effectively

Want to get in Shape? Join the Chengdu K2Fit Team

Want to get in Shape? Join the Chengdu K2Fit TeamMany of us look to get into shape, tone up or lose weight – but finding the motivation to get to the gym or work out on your own can be

Hair Salons and Barbershops in Chengdu

 Finding worthy hands to entrust your locks into can be a complicated process even without a language and culture barrierWe often have to resort to bringing a photo of the style we want or headshots from a few angles of

Organic Food in Chengdu

Chengdu-Expat explains where to source organic food in Chengdu.The market for organic food in China has taken off in the wake of food safety scandals and environmental concerns. Buying organic offers a more reliable provenance whilst countering the negative environmental

Clinics, Hospitals and Healthcare in Chengdu

Clinics, Hospitals and Healthcare in ChengduClinicsDr. Leo ClinicLanguage: English, ChineseMedical Services: Adult & Children General, Medical Consultation, Medication & Treatment, prevention Medicine & Referral Services, Mental Health Advice, Health Education & Health Management for Corporate Clients, Senior & Sports Medicine

Vegetarian Restaurants in Chengdu

Chengdu is rich with Buddhist influences, so vegetarian dishes and restaurants should be available in abundance…But, if a stroll down the average hotpot riddled street leaves you wanting more diverse and exciting vegetarian options, then this list is for you.

My [Green] Weekender

Janina Olschewski is starting Chengdu’s Green Monday campaign and is the K2 Fit Chengdu team captain. Here’s how she spends her weekends in the city.Janina is moving into her third year in Chengdu, after coming here for her masters in 2014.

Deal of the Week – Aqua Select

Followers of Chengdu-Expat WeChat receive a weekly special deal on a great product or service in Chengdu, available every Monday.This Week:This week Aqua Select are offering buy one get one free on their 180g sustainable salmon fillets.  For two 180g salmon fillets

My [Festive] Weekender

Kurt Macher General Manager of award winning The Temple House describes his weekend in the cityKurt is immaculately dressed, with an eye for detail and a flair for the dramatic. He is bringing a new level of style and panache

Surviving the Winter Pollution in Chengdu

Here’s How to Survive Winter Pollution in the ‘Du Like many of China’s rapidly growing cities, the air quality in Chengdu has continued to deteriorate over the last few years causing concern to both locals and the international community. It now frequently

Bike-Sharing in Chengdu

 Peddling The Streets of ChengduThe Growth of China’s Competitive Bike-Sharing Industry  Even though pollution has been very high in Chengdu, the popularity of colourful public bikes did not hesitate to make their emergence. These bikes have definitely been brightening up the smoggy streets

Deal of the Week – Extravagant Yak

Followers of Chengdu-Expat WeChat receive a weekly special deal on a great product or service in Chengdu, available from every Monday. Looking for an end of the year evening out? Need to buy a gift for someone that has everything? Experience