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How does nutrition help our immune system?

How does nutrition help our immune system?

The immune system is on charge of the protection of our body against the various agents it identifies as possible aggressors; whether they are viruses, bacteria, allergens, toxins, malignant cells, etc. Nutrition, as we will see, plays a very important role in this, and for that reason the term immunonutrition has been coined to refer to the science involved in studying the relationship between nutrition and immunity.

The values of chess in education

The values of chess in education

Chess, considered a sport by the International Olympic Committee, is an intellectual game requiring concentration, calculation and the ability to analyse. But the most important thing is that it can be played from the age of three and there is no upper age limit. Discover with BBVA how the values of chess can be used to provide an innovative education.

BBVA Switzerland participates in the solidarity race 'Pink Ribbon'

BBVA Switzerland participates in the solidarity race 'Pink Ribbon'

On Sunday, September 2 in Zurich, the 11th solidarity race against breast cancer, Pink Ribbon, was held. Under the slogan: ‘ZÄME SIMER STERCHER‘, (united we are stronger), this race has mobilized thousands of runners, among whom was a BBVA group in Switzerland, included Alfonso Gómez, CEO of the bank.

The importance of art due diligence against counterfeiting

The importance of art due diligence against counterfeiting

We all assume that counterfeiting in art exist, but to what extent is it a serious problem? Much more than we think. Many counterfeit works of art, for example a false lithograph by Miró, are sold on the Internet in small quantities, approximately $ 5,000, to numerous buyers who trust the seller’s word and do not carry out any prior investigation – ‘due diligence’ – in the works.

BBVA in Switzerland invites you to the Prado Museum

BBVA in Switzerland invites you to the Prado Museum

The Prado Museum is approaching its 200th anniversary. The Spanish gallery is home to a fascinating collection of masterpieces by seminal figures in the history of art. A tour of its collection will provide you with the opportunity to admire works by artists like Hieronymous Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Velázquez and Goya.

Summer festivals in Switzerland: art and music in the mountains

Summer festivals in Switzerland: art and music in the mountains

With the arrival of summer and the good weather, art and music come outdoors into Switzerland’s mountains and lakes. Summer festivals are also a refreshing alternative on those balmy alpine nights. Here at BBVA in Switzerland we recommend a selection of three festivals in our offer of Unique Experiences to complement your visit to our offices.

Recommended reading for summer 2018

Recommended reading for summer 2018

Summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere and the holidays are about to begin. Some people are already enjoying a well-earned rest to recharge their batteries in preparation for the coming winter. For the first time, we’d like to suggest to our customers, collaborators and friends a collection of books recommended by the great team of people and professionals here at BBVA in Switzerland.

Tour around Joan Miró Foundation at the hands of BBVA in Switzerland

Tour around Joan Miró Foundation at the hands of BBVA in Switzerland

In the tree-lined streets of Barcelona's Montjuïc district, the Joan Miró Foundation does not go unnoticed. It houses more than 14,000 items of the surrealist artist's work, including sculptures, paintings and ceramics. Guided tours of the Foundation are included in the Unique Experiences offered by BBVA in Switzerland.

Formula E: Speed, environment and technology in Zurich

Formula E: Speed, environment and technology in Zurich

Adrenaline, speed and technology claimed the streets of Zurich last Sunday, 10 June. All eyes and every conversation revolved around the latest edition of the Formula E race, making its debut this year in the Swiss financial capital. It’s taken no less than 64 years for this small Alpine country to host an event of this type.

Five keys to a healthy heart

Five keys to a healthy heart

We have become accustomed to hearing that the factors that harm a healthy heart are those of Western societies; however, if we eliminate risk behaviours, we would avoid 80% of cardiovascular diseases.

The Age of perplexity. Rethinking the world we knew.

The Age of perplexity. Rethinking the world we knew.

Think about what the world looked like when you looked at it with the eyes of a child or as a teenager. Do you see any change from that time compared to the present? Inevitably the change and transformation of the world and society have been immense. The new book published by BBVA OpenMind, The Age of Perplexity. Rethinking the world we knew allows us to digress to rethink all the events and changes undergone in recent decades and focus on the future. You can download the book here.

The benefits of cycling to work: a healthy life

The benefits of cycling to work: a healthy life

BBVA Suiza, in conjunction with Pro Velo Switzerland, is encouraging its employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle and team work with this fun challenge: cycling to work during at least half of the month of June. This challenge not only highlights our value of working as one team but also offers a number of benefits which will help our employees embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Art Basel and BBVA in Switzerland stages the contemporary art

Art Basel and BBVA in Switzerland stages the contemporary art

BBVA in Switzerland organises unique experiences in Switzerland like Art Basel, in order to provide its art-loving clients with the best opportunities.

Unique experiences: More than just art

Unique experiences: More than just art

What do The Garden of Earthly Delights and the first football world cup held in 1930 in Uruguay have in common? And what is the relationship between The Young Ladies of Avignon and the Parthenon marbles that stand in the British Museum in London? Now with our 'Unique Experiences' you can visit the museums housing these gems accompanied by BBVA in Switzerland.

Smoothies: a healthy, quick, and easy breakfast

Smoothies: a healthy, quick, and easy breakfast

Breakfast is usually the meal that we pay the least attention to, even though it may be the most important one. Smoothies can be a great option for those who don't have much time in the morning, as they assure us a healthy, quick and easy breakfast.

A brief history of International Women's Day

A brief history of International Women's Day

Women's empowerment, sisterhood, and the current social, cultural and political movements related to gender equality are driving a growing determination to bring about change. Echoing and celebrating International Women's Day means highlighting, supporting and focusing efforts on correcting inequality and improving women's inclusion and development.

Discover the 10 keys to good health

Discover the 10 keys to good health

Our commitment to our clients’ good health is one of our priorities. We want to begin the year with the keys to leading a healthy life.

Investing in art: the traditional advice

Investing in art: the traditional advice

BBVA offers its private banking clients access to the best art advisory service in the world, to help them develop their taste and passion within the most promising sectors of the art market. But, what does art advisory really entail?

Business and sport II - Crossfit

Business and sport II - Crossfit

In recent years, we have seen how gyms known as “boxes” have sprung in many cities the world over for practising a relatively new sporting discipline called Crossfit. What lies behind this success? There are several reasons, but to be able to understand it, we need to explain what this sport consists of.

The force is strong with you

The force is strong with you

We've launched a new cinema section in BBVA.ch. The cinema industry flawlessly combine technology breakthroughs, art and financial engineering. This is why this section carries an unique space in our web. Welcome to cinema. Welcome to the Swiss experience in BBVA.

The Mesopotamian art of modernism at the Fundació Miró

The Mesopotamian art of modernism at the Fundació Miró

The origin of man and early civilisations have always been a source of inspiration for artists in their works. Hence Mesopotamia has attracted the attention of modern artists who have let finds from this ancient region contemporary to their time inspire their creations.

Business and sport, the path to leadership

Business and sport, the path to leadership

Sport and business are two settings where people relate to each other and that are recognised in all cultures. The capacity for transformation they have shown in recent decades in response to a wide variety of challenges has been amazing.

Next Generation: Training of the leader generation

Next Generation: Training of the leader generation

Succession and training of future leaders are, at present, two of the main concerns in family companies and businesses. Their effective education and training and succession management have a direct impact on the success of the transition from one generation to the next. And how do you efficiently educate your company’s future leader? Once that person has been identified, education is the next step to create a trained professional qualified to tackle the challenges he/she will have to face in today’s dynamic world.

Art Basel II – BBVA’s customer experience with art

Art Basel II – BBVA’s customer experience with art

Switzerland once again becomes the “world art centre” during the Art Basel fair. To enjoy this 48th edition, BBVA brought together a select group of clients who were able to admire works by more consolidated artists, and discover works from new, upcoming artists, over the days prior to the official opening, devoted exclusively to VIP guests and collectors.

Art Basel I, a showcase of art from all over the world

Art Basel I, a showcase of art from all over the world

This emblematic fair enables collectors and onlookers to admire works by more consolidated artists as well as discovering new artists coming onto the scene.