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Health and Wellness

Sep 22, 2021
Do not take everything with a pinch of salt!

Cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease are the leading causes of death and disability in South Africa. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa (HSFSA), these diseases are responsible for almost 1 in 6 deaths, claiming more lives than all cancers combined.

Doctor with stethoscope on a plastic heart Health and Wellness
Sep 22, 2021
How well do you care for your teeth and gums?

We do our best to lead a healthy and happy life by completing our Health Assessments, exercising regularly, and opting for a nutritious meal instead of that greasy burger with fries and a soda.  However, sometimes we overlook our oral health.

Family brushing teeth Health and Wellness
Sep 20, 2021
Tips to avoid eye strain

Whether you work in front of a laptop all day, enjoy binge-watching series or you’re an avid gamer, your screen may be the cause of eye strain. Although eye strain doesn’t have serious consequences, it can leave your eyes feeling tired and dry. Fortunately, you may avoid eye strain with a few simple eye exercises.

Brunette lady with glasses rubbing her eyes Health and Wellness
Sep 09, 2021
Bestmed sponsors SuperSport Let’s Play’s Family Fitness Mornings

Bestmed is now the proud sponsor of SuperSport Let’s Play’s Family Fitness Mornings, a weekly on-air family fitness programme. The programme will premiere on Saturday, 3 July 2021, at 09:00 on SuperSport Variety 4 (channel 209) across all DStv bouquets.

Health and Wellness
Sep 05, 2021
Gluten-free treats

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. If you are sensitive to gluten, you may have celiac disease. When you eat bread or pizza, for example, it may damage your small intestine’s lining over time. This damage prevents you from absorbing nutrients, and may cause symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, constipation, weight loss, fatigue and anaemia. 

Gluten Free baked goods Health and Wellness
Sep 05, 2021
Why spring-cleaning is good for you

It's spring-cleaning time again – time to get break out the polish cloths and dusters! Besides leaving your home dust and clutter free, spring-cleaning is also good for your physical and mental health.

African couple having fun cleaning Health and Wellness
Aug 31, 2021
COVID-19 vaccinations (18-34 years) now open

It’s time for the youth of South Africa to get vaccinated! We all miss the unfiltered, no curfew and no drinking via timetable groove. We miss those amazing music concerts and spending weekends watching our favourite sports at the stadium. We miss those cross-border road trips and all the other international travel we enjoy. It’s time for us to get vaccinated and start enjoying life like we used to before this pandemic changed everything.

Woman receiving vaccination Health and Wellness
Aug 26, 2021
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
Aug 26, 2021
How to train like a champion with Team Bestmed

Success is hardly ever gained without blood, sweat and tears. No pain, no gain, right? Most athletes may think that continuous high-intensity levels of training is key to becoming an endurance sports champion. However, the opposite has proven true for Team Bestmed, whose members have taken the podium time and time again in various cycling races.

Cyclists on a road Health and Wellness
Jul 19, 2021
8 tips to protect your child from colds and flu

It’s colds and flu season again, and although your child is less likely to catch a cold or flu while at home during the winter holidays, you could also bring an infection home from your workplace.

Health and Wellness
Jun 23, 2021
Guilt-free winter warmers

Many of us want to eat more during the winter because our bodies need extra energy to keep us warm. In a way, our bodies are like fires that need coal or wood to keep burning. The problem is that we tend to choose the wrong foods, such as refined carbohydrates and fats, which don’t actually satisfy us for very long and make us gain that unwanted winter weight.

Health and Wellness
Jun 13, 2021
5 tips to feel young this youth month

You may not always feel quite as energetic as you did when you were younger, but even moderate exercise will give you substantial benefits at any stage of life. In some sports, of course, older athletes tend to do better – particularly those where mental strength and experience are just as necessary as physical strength,

Health and Wellness
Jun 10, 2021
How rehab can help you

If you’re struggling with substance abuse and/or addiction, you don’t have to struggle alone. Rehabilitation (rehab) centres provide a safe and comfortable environment where multidisciplinary teams are there to help you. They offer holistic treatment programmes that are personalised to meet your needs. Programmes usually include medical and psychiatric evaluation and treatment, medically supervised detoxification (detox) and stabilisation,

Health and Wellness
Jun 03, 2021
What your cravings are really telling you

When a craving for something sweet, salty or fried comes up, the first thing that pops into our heads is generally “Get ye into mah belly!” Thinking about what our bodies are actually asking for isn’t even on the radar. We get it.

Health and Wellness