Exercise is not just great to keep fit, slim down and tone muscles. It’s also good for your heart’s health. An average of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 15 minutes of high-intensity exercise per day, 5 days per week, should help you to save your heart from many health risks. Here’s why exercise is good for your heart…
During a year when the whole world was bracing itself for the worst and our everyday lives were inundated with statistics about infections and mortality, our role in the health and wellbeing of our employees and members became apparent. We needed to adapt quickly to the changes
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 1.3 billion tobacco users globally, and the substance kills more than 8 million people each year. More than 7 million of these deaths are the result of direct tobacco use, while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
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.
The members of Team Bestmed are absolute champs in competitive cycling (even if we say so ourselves!). We caught up with Chris van Rooyen to learn more about what the team has been up to thus far in 2021, their preparation and wins at the South African National Road Championships, and their donation of old kit to a development team of school children.
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”.
Though the official year had come to an end, a few Partners for Possibly (PfP) projects for 2020 were placed on hold due to strict lockdown. Talent Manager Michelle Ward oversaw the completion of these projects at the end of 2020, ensuring that Bestmed’s PfP partner Mamelodi East Prevocational School has optimally functioning classrooms, as well as a multipurpose sports field.
- Tailormade diets
Your local dietitian can develop a tailormade diet specifically for you. The aim of the diet would be to help you consume enough nutrients to keep you healthy and happy. It will consider your preferences, food intolerances, specific requirements, food allergies and even your budget. Tailormade plans can even be custom-made to fit your blood type,
So much of how your day will go, and how productive you’ll be, depends on how you feel in the morning. The morning stretches in this article could give you the jump start you need to have a good day and help you tick the boxes on your To-Do list today.
Many of us hoped that by the time we ushered in the new year COVID-19 would be a thing of the past but unfortunately this is not the case, yet. Spring and summer festivities have left us at the mercy of the second wave and with the virus mutation and the rising numbers, we are just as uncertain about the future now,