TK — Contact persons and consultation days
Techniker Krankenkasse offers you a digital consultation day every Tuesday and Thursday between 11 am and 2 pm.
Are you looking for direct contact with the TK contact person at HHN? Then Birgit Carrera is the right person for you.
TK — Contributions for a better and healthier life
06 July 2022
Focused at work: how to stay on task
If you can’t get to your actual tasks due to constant interruptions, you can get quite stressed. Especially when the deadline is approaching. Protecting yourself from unnecessary interruptions is therefore an effective way to reduce stress. A few simple strategies can help you maintain or regain your concentration.
01 June 2022
Grief cum laude?
It’s a more relaxed way to study!
Fun student life? No way. A study by technicians found that one in four students complains of stress and exhaustion. But it doesn’t have to get to the point of burnout: Techniker offers preventive programs as well as anti-stress exercises to help you get through your time at university in a more relaxed way.
May 18, 2022
Grow your own vegetables and fruit
Anyone can grow their own fruit and vegetables. You don’t necessarily need a tractor or a garden. Often a windowsill or balcony is enough. Growing things you like to eat yourself is sustainable and healthy. The joy of your own harvest comes free of charge!
May 11, 2022
Putting lotion on: the right way to do it
To protect yourself from sunburn, the only thing that helps is sunscreen or shade. This is nothing new for you? Most people know that — and yet every year, numerous sun worshippers burn themselves again. Because you can do a lot wrong when putting on sunscreen.
04 May 2022
Off to the outside!
Outdoor sports are particularly fun. On the one hand, classic sports such as cycling or jogging are suitable for this. On the other hand, the warmer season is a good time to try out a new sport. We present six outdoor sports and explain what is suitable for whom.
April 27, 2022
There are countless things we have to do every day. What stresses us out the most is the feeling that we must not forget anything, that we must have everything under control. But keeping all the appointments and to-dos in mind takes a lot of energy. Particularly insidious: the mental load is not only invisible, but maneuvers us straight into the mental load trap. But what exactly is mental load?
April 20, 2022
Already laughed today?
Whether it’s smiling, smirking, or really laughing it off — it’s all an expression of how good we feel. And that’s not all: if you laugh from the heart, you’re also doing something for your health. After all, there is an old saying that laughter is the best medicine. But is that true? And if so, what are the actual health-promoting effects of laughter? An overview.
April 13, 2022
Spring fever: what happens in the body when we are in love
In spring, butterflies not only flutter through the air. Some of us also feel them in our stomachs quite violently. But does love really strike us more often in spring than in other seasons? And why does falling in love actually put us in this wonderful state of happiness in which the whole world turns upside down?
April 06, 2022
We humans are “herd animals”. The need for belonging and community is deeply anchored in our genetic structures. So for us to feel good, we need social contacts and friends. They not only have a great influence on our satisfaction, but also on our health. Loneliness, on the other hand, can even make us ill in the long run. But how do people become friends? And what makes an honest and good friendship?
March 30 2022
Happiness exercise: Doing good for others
The desire to do good to others runs deep in human beings. Don’t think so? Then look at what science has to say about it. It has found: People who help, cooperate with, or do good for others are rewarded — with more happiness. How to make yourself happier by being kind to others.
March 23, 2022
Ticks are active from temperatures of about eight degrees — that is, especially in the months of March to October. The common wood tick, which is widespread in Germany, can transmit two dangerous diseases: Lyme disease and early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE).
March 16, 2022
Tired all the time?
This is behind the spring fatigue
The sun is shining, the days are getting longer and the first plants are blooming — it’s spring! Actually a reason for joy, but for many people the weather change also means: tiredness, dizziness and headaches. How does this so-called springtime fatigue come about? And what can you do about it?
09 March 2022
Mindfulness — perceiving what is
In line with the relaxation exercise on Thursday as part of the TK relaxation unit, we would like to draw attention to what mindfulness actually means. The principle of mindfulness: Consciously perceive every moment and accept what is — without judging it.
February 16 2022
These trends provide relaxation
Switching off is important for our health. That’s why we should try to take regular time out. There are even hobbies that are not only fun, but also provide more relaxation at the same time. Want some inspiration? Here are various trends that help to reduce stress in the long term. But all trends have one thing in common: they are good for body and soul.
09 February 2022
Hygge: Try it with coziness
We are still in the middle of the dark season. And the longing for light is growing. Instead of longing for better times and getting in a bad mood about it, we should take an example from the Danes: Thanks to their hygge tradition, they enjoy winter days and their cozy homes.
01 February 2022
Dry lips in winter: Tips for skin care
The dreary weather conditions in winter can not only affect the mind, but also mean pure stress for our skin. The trigger is the icy temperatures outside: In cold weather, the blood vessels under the skin contract to retain body heat.
January 26 2022
Successful through studies with sports
Are you in the middle of your exams and don’t know where your head is? Even if it sounds absurd, that’s exactly when it’s time for a break. Not with “Netflix and chill”, but with a round of sports. Sports make you physically and mentally happy, and your brain is also happy to be balanced by exercise.
15. December 2021
Off to Winter Hiking Land
Hiking is boring? No way! Time out in nature is very much in vogue and is also healthy for the mind and body. And not only in summer: with the right preparation, a winter hiking tour is the perfect opportunity to recharge your batteries in the dark season.
08. December 2021
Naturally stress free
- Why it’s so good to be outside
Breathe deeply, clear your head and come to rest. Nature creates what we have to pay a lot of money for in wellness spas: Relaxation — and it’s free and accessible to everyone. But why is being outdoors so beneficial?
17. November 2021
Say no more often
Always say yes to everything just to please everyone? Not a good idea. If no personal limits are set, strength and patience are quickly at an end. Psychologist and coach Stefan Brandt explains how you can learn to say no more often and why this is healthy for your psyche.
October 27, 2021
Eating healthy in college
Frozen pizza and discount cola — at least that’s the common cliché of a “balanced” student diet. But only with the right mix of nutrients can your body and brain perform at their best. Here you can find out how to eat a balanced diet even on a tight budget in a stressful student life.
20. October 2021
WG Guide — Living harmoniously together
Your own apartment was too lonely for you, the student dorm too turbulent. So you moved out with your seven things and into your first shared apartment. A good decision. However, the move and the new roommates mean that you’ll be facing a completely unfamiliar daily routine. This guide will show you how to enjoy all the advantages of living in a shared flat and how to make your life together run smoothly and productively.
September 13, 2021
This is how you start your new life.
A foreign city, new people, your own apartment — the adventure of your student days can begin. Managing the timetable, doing the laundry, cleaning, shopping, cooking — how can you fit all that into a week? And what to do when there’s still so much money left over at the end of the month? But don’t worry: To help you enjoy the finer things in student life, here are a few tips against homesickness, chaos and financial ruin.
September 29, 2021
Study-life balance: How to find the right balance
Congratulations: You’ve found the perfect course of study — and even got a place. But still you can’t really be happy, instead you’re unsure? Do you have quiet doubts about whether you’ll be able to cope with all the demands that await you?
September 22, 2021
Why hiking is cool now
Hiking a senior hobby? No way! More and more young people are also enjoying turning their backs on everyday life and experiencing nature — far away from the hustle and bustle, noise and cell phone reception. And the excursion into the countryside is also healthy.
07 July 2021
Why sleeping is better than going through
It’s Monday morning, the weekend was a complete success. You met great new people and pulled an all-nighter. But: Now you get the receipt for the lack of sleep. You’re tired, your head is throbbing, and instead of heading to class, you’d rather pull the covers over your head and pretend it’s Friday …
May 12, 2021
Motivation — strategies to keep at it
Anyone who wants to change their own behavior and build new habits — such as exercising more or eating healthier — has to be brave. Perseverance and a good dose of self-motivation are required. Motivation is constantly changing. There are effective strategies for building it up.