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Health and Wellness

May 15, 2024
Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

CFS is an often-misunderstood condition. While the symptoms can be hard to notice and the condition hard to diagnose, it’s more than simply feeling tired.

Health and Wellness
May 15, 2024
Tempo wellness programme – What you already have access to

When life gives you lemons, take them! Free stuff is cool. But, what’s even better than free fruit? A FREE wellness programme that can help you live your best life! Best of all, as a Bestmed member, you already have access to it regardless of your benefit option.


Health and Wellness
Apr 08, 2024
Intermittent fasting – Fleeting trend or the best way to eat?

Intermittent fasting can be tough, whether you’re doing a 16:8 or hardcore 23:1 split. But, by reducing your eating window, you can better manage your weight, improve your metabolic health, and boost your cellular repair processes.

Health and Wellness
Mar 25, 2024
Test for tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious, highly contagious lung infection. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), TB “is the second leading infectious killer after COVID-19 (above HIV and AIDS).” However, TB is preventable and curable. A simple test can help to detect TB, so that you can receive the right treatment to increase chances of a full recovery.

Health and Wellness
Feb 06, 2024
Prioritise your mental health in 2024

Your mental health is essential to your overall wellbeing. By prioritising it, you’ll equip yourself with the tools and fortitude you need to make a success of every challenge you take on in 2024. Here’s how to take the first step and what you need to know.

Health and Wellness
Dec 12, 2023
Bestmed biokineticists – We are so proud to partner with you

Tempo partner biokineticists make a big difference in the lives of the Bestmed members. They get them started them on their Fitness Journeys and help them by creating a tailored track to improve their health and happiness. We reached out to the Tempo partner biokineticists who assisted the most Bestmed members with their Fitness Journeys and gave each a small token of our appreciation.


Health and Wellness
Dec 12, 2023
Sunscreen: A necessity for healthy skin

Wearing sunscreen is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself from sunburn, which can lead to damaged skin and an increased risk of developing skin cancer. According to research done by the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), South Africa has one of the highest monitored ultraviolet (UV) levels in the world, which results in one of the highest skin cancer rates globally.
So, why is sunscreen not just a luxury, but a necessity on holiday? And how can you protect your skin throughout the year?

Health and Wellness
Oct 04, 2023
How to exercise safely in the sweltering summer heat

Summer heat arrived across the country in full force. While the blooming flowers and Spring air beckon you to come out of hibernation and start exercising again, the excessive heat might make it a difficult ask. How do you exercise safely if you don’t have the luxury of an air-conditioned gym?

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Oct 04, 2023
Tempo Talks – FREE to attend

Tempo Talks and Tempo Group Discussions are wonderfully insightful sessions where Bestmed members get to attend sessions on a range of health and wellness topics presented by industry professionals. Best of all, all sessions are FREE to attend. 

Tempo Talks Free to Attend Health and Wellness
Oct 04, 2023
TEMPO – Why your Health Assessment matters

Your Tempo Health Assessment (HA) is a crucial step on your journey to improved health and happiness. It gives you a great overview of your current fitness level and health metrics.

Why Your Health Assessment Matters Health and Wellness
Sep 27, 2023
Healthy smile, healthy life

Your oral health can affect your overall health. Your mouth is a pathway for bacteria to enter your body. If your oral health is poor, it makes it that much easier for bacteria to enter the bloodstream and cause infections. Fortunately, disease and inflammation can be prevented with good daily oral care. 

lady at the dentist Health and Wellness
Sep 12, 2023
Tempo wellness videos

For a lot of people, it’s a struggle to just get their daily steps in, let alone find time for a full exercise session. So, what’s the solution if you’re too busy to get to a gym? Bestmed’s Tempo wellness programme!

September 2023 Tempo Videos Health and Wellness
Sep 12, 2023
Tempo Talk: Men’s health matters

The simple fact is this: male-and female-specific healthcare isn’t a luxury. It’s an essential part of the overall wellbeing and health of both sexes. While men’s health and male-specific healthcare has received more exposure in recent years, it’s still essential to cover in detail. 

Mens health Health and Wellness
Aug 16, 2023
Bestmed’s benefits for women

Women have different healthcare needs to men. Bestmed Medical Scheme understands this and encourages you to take care of yourself as much as you take care of your family and friends. That’s why the Scheme offers a wide range of preventative care and maternity benefits that are specially tailored to meet women’s healthcare needs.

woman holding pink ribbon Health and Wellness