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Sep 22, 2021
Let’s get active with Tempo virtual Pilates classes

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get fit and live our best lives by staying active. Our free online Pilates classes, hosted on Zoom, are still open to all Bestmed members. The classes are scheduled for Monday to Saturday for a period of 45 minutes per class. All members are welcome to join the classes and all the sessions are on the same Zoom link, ID and use the same passcode.

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Aug 24, 2021
Bottle or breast, which is best?

It’s a debate almost as old as time itself: breastfeeding vs bottle feeding your baby. We know that every mom and baby is different, so you should decide what is best. Here are some of the advantages of both feeding methods: bottle and breast!

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Aug 02, 2021
Bestmed Tempo wellness benefits for your child

The Bestmed Tempo wellness programme helps you to embrace a healthy lifestyle through expert advice and support.

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Aug 01, 2021
Bestmed’s preventative care benefits for your child

Bestmed Medical Scheme offers preventative care and wellness benefits for your child at no extra charge. Preventative care benefits include paediatric vaccines according to the state-recommended programme. Bestmed Tempo wellness programme benefits, available across all benefit options, include consultations with a nutritionist, occupational therapist and biokineticist.

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Jun 13, 2021
7 ways for children and teens to manage stress

A healthy amount of short-term stress could help children and teens, like adults, to focus on and reach their goals. However, chronic stress has never been good for anyone. It can lead to long-term mental and physical health problems, including anxiety and depression, as well as high blood pressure, a weaker immune system,

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May 26, 2021
Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) Information Session

Bestmed Medical Scheme recently hosted an information session where Executive: Corporate Services & Wellness, Elmarie Jooste, shared information on Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs). For more information, contact us by calling 086 000 2378 or emailing service@bestmed.co.za.

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May 18, 2021
Bestmed Q and A – Understanding your savings

Bestmed Medical Scheme offers personal medical savings accounts (PMSAs), otherwise referred to as ‘medical savings’, ‘annual savings’ or just ‘savings’, on certain benefit options. As a medical aid member, it can get a bit confusing when trying to wrap your head around how your savings work.

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Apr 21, 2021
Get stretching with online pilates classes

Pilates is a form of exercise that was developed during World War I by Joseph Pilates, a German physical trainer. It helps to condition your muscles, improving strength and flexibility. It especially focuses on developing your core muscles through small, controlled movements.

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Apr 20, 2021
Why junk food is junk

Everybody loves a little bit of junk food. Not only is it just plain delicious, it’s also fast, easy and really accessible these days with delivery apps and drive-throughs. It’s also thought of as a lot cheaper.

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Mar 22, 2021
5 ways to make the most of Autumn

One of the hardest things to adjust to is the cooler seasons and the shortening of days… It can often feel like you have less time to do all the things that you usually have to do in a day, and don’t get me started on finding the time to do laundry and get it to dry… The transition to the shorter and busier days of autumn can be a challenge.

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Mar 22, 2021
Mind over (the COVID-19) matter

2020 was nothing short of the extraordinary, with some of the changes required to adapt to the local (and global) COVID-19 pandemic being what some would refer to as “extra” and some just “ordinary”.

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Feb 17, 2021
Why visiting your dietitian can help you lose weight

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Feb 17, 2021
Are you using your preventative benefits?

Medical research keeps progressing and improving and as a result, the general population life expectancy continues to grow. The advent of vaccines and early detection procedures has irradicated some deadly diseases, increasing the average person’s lifespan, and reduced the likelihood of developing often fatal illnesses. And, as a Bestmed member, you have access to an array of preventative care benefits that vary depending on your benefit option.

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Jan 27, 2021
A positive life sentence

I am a diabetic, Type 2, and visiting my doctor in 2019 for my six-monthly visit was like another death sentence being passed onto me. My kidneys were functioning at a dangerous level of 55% and if I was not careful, I would need kidney dialysis. My doctor looked me straight in the eyes and said,

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