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Health and Wellness

Dec 08, 2021
Cool, calm and active

Aquatic exercise makes for a great cardio workout, while also increasing your strength, endurance, and flexibility. The water resistance provides additional support for muscles and joints, enabling you to train harder without putting any extra strain on your body.

Health and Wellness
Dec 08, 2021
Fungus-free feet

Kick your feet up this summer without the discomfort of foot fungus. Foot fungus is a lot more common that it seems. It is also known as Athlete’s foot. It is caused by the same type of fungi that causes ringworms.

Health and Wellness
Dec 08, 2021
Healthy festive foods

Your body needs a minimum amount of vitamins and minerals each day to remain healthy and function properly but that’s probably the last thing on your mind this festive season. Granted, but because we’re in the business of saving lives here is a list of four vitamin-rich foods you can include in your daily meals to ensure you boost up on nutrients this festive season. 

Health and Wellness
Nov 24, 2021
Summer training tips

Everyone should exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. During the summer months though, overheating and dehydration may become more of a risk during physical activity if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Don’t be left feeling flush and faint. Try our tips on how to beat the heat while exercising this summer.

Health and Wellness
Nov 24, 2021
Bestmed Back and Neck Programme

Back pain can range from a mild, dull, annoying ache, to persistent, severe, disabling pain. Pain in your back can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning and quality of life. Bestmed’s preventative healthcare programmes empower members to take a proactive approach to managing their health, providing far reaching and long-lasting health benefits for them. The back and neck Preventative Care Programme is one such programme.

Health and Wellness
Nov 18, 2021
Natural summer skincare

Whether summer leaves your skin oily, dry or sunburnt (remember to use sunblock next time!) there are several natural solutions that are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to help clean and soothe summer skin. You may even find some of these solutions in your kitchen!

Health and Wellness
Nov 08, 2021
Eat to keep cool

A hot meal or snack is probably the last thing you want to think about on a hot summer day. A delicious, healthy salad may be your first ‘go to’, but let’s be honest – there’s only so much salad you can eat before you’re tired of it. Hence, our recommendations for alternative foods that are known for their cooling, hydrating and replenishing properties…

Health and Wellness
Oct 24, 2021
Antibiotic resistance

Did you know that overusing antibiotics could have very dire and potentially deadly implications to you? “The discovery of antibiotics transformed our world by making previously incurable illnesses treatable and allowing medical procedures like operations and chemotherapy to be performed safely. Millions of lives have been saved and our well-being radically improved. But our time with these drugs is running out. 

Health and Wellness
Oct 24, 2021
Are you taking care of your mental health?

It is a common misconception that nothing can be done to improve your mental health. That the brain self-regulates, and the feeling of sadness, tiredness and depression will just go away after some time. In fact, it’s the exact opposite!!

Health and Wellness
Oct 13, 2021
6 tips to sleep tight tonight

The phrase ‘sleep hygiene’ is a hot topic lately. But what is sleep hygiene and how could you benefit from it?

Health and Wellness
Oct 10, 2021
What you need to know about palliative care

Palliative care is multidisciplinary medical care that supports those with life-threatening diseases, most commonly AIDS and cancers

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.

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