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Jun 20, 2022
Preventative benefits YOU should be using!

Preventative healthcare, therefore, empowers people to take a proactive approach to manage their health, providing far-reaching and long-lasting health benefits. It may also lower the amount of money or savings you spend on doctor’s visits and medication by preventing serious diseases before they occur. At Bestmed we have a number of preventative benefits suitable for members of all ages, and for this article, we will be focusing on some of the benefits that you should be using...

Mar 21, 2022
Shaking the Habit

Research shows the link between salt and high blood pressure, but in the same breath, the body needs salt to function properly. It regulates electrolytes that allow the brain to traffic electrical signals through to the nerves and muscles. It also manages fluid levels, such as the total blood volume, which is linked to blood pressure.

Feb 27, 2022
Focus on reproductive health

Reproductive health is not only the responsibility of women. Yes, men are just as responsible of ensuring that they take care of themselves to get the best results when trying to conceive.

Feb 27, 2022
Back to campus

The little one, who doesn’t prefer being referred to as that anymore, is leaving the nest to go and stay at a tertiary res. While you worry about paying for the tuition and accommodation, you don’t have to worry about paying extra for medical aid.

Feb 08, 2022
Building Good Habits

A brand-new year always presents an ‘unsaid’ hope and positivity in our lives. This is the beginning of a blank canvas and a chapter of 365 days in which you either choose to shed off some past habits - sometimes bad - and/or develop good new ones.

Feb 07, 2022
Back-to-school PPE checklist

It seems like there is a glimmering light of hope at the end of the tunnel with the easing of the COVID-19 alert level 1 regulations. However, if we abandon and lose sight of what we’ve all sacrificed and fought for to conquer the virus for close to two years, we could return back to square one and another unpleasant wave. Fortunately, on the other side of the coin, if we continue to adhere to the precautionary measures in place as best advised by experts, we will soon be able to enjoy the pleasures of ‘normality’ as we once knew it.

Nov 24, 2021
On your marks, get set, festive!

You know what they say, “November is the last month of the year because in South Africa, December is not a month it’s a lifestyle!” Now let’s talk about maintaining a healthy lifestyle while you have fun this December.

Oct 24, 2021
Maternity benefits and giving birth naturally or via c-section, with or without a midwife

Are you giving birth via a planned caesarean section (c-section) or having a normal delivery, with or without a midwife’s assistance? Whatever your birth plan entails, we’ve got you covered. Expectant moms are faced with a myriad of decisions to make on how manage their pregnancy and the delivery of their baby is one of the biggest decisions. 

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.

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.

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,

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.