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It’s that time of year again. We’re all trying to use our holidays to take better care of our bodies – and our minds.

This edition of ISOfocus  aims to help you do exactly that. We bring you the news, case studies and new developments to stay ahead of the curve toward a healthy and fulfilling life.

The rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from printing and distributing hard copies of this edition. We apologize for the inconvenience.

July/August 2020


Our well-being issue provides wellness tips, looks into the benefits of sport and e-bike standards, discusses medical spas and thalassotherapy and provides you with loads of insights in the booming medical tourism industry.

All set for summer sports

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After the long winter, getting outside and moving around is a great way to stay healthy and enjoy the warmer weather. But summer is also peak time for …


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Well-being is understood as a comprehensive concept that combines the physical, mental and spiritual state. 

Javier García, Director General of the Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE
Javier García

Cycling for life

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Looking after our own and each other’s health and well-being has never been more important. Commuting remains an essential part of our everyday lives and offers us an efficient way to increase physical activity daily. Luckily, electrically power-assisted cycles, or EPACs, are on the rise – paving the …

One step ahead with mobile apps

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We all know prevention is better than cure, so with the expansion of mobile apps and the rapidly evolving functionalities that they offer, our chances of improved health are looking stronger. But what are the pitfalls, and how can manufacturers iron out the creases and make them even safer, more secure …

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