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,
For the portion of people who believe that humanity is inherently good, this should be a no-brainer. This is an opportunity to share something that you have in abundance at no cost to yourself, to save a life in under 30 minutes. This is blood donation!
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,
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,
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…
Bestmed Medical Scheme recently hosted an information session where Executive: Corporate Services & Wellness, Elmarie Jooste, shared information on Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs).
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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
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.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining a healthy diet and staying active has never been more important. Unhealthy eating habits, a lack of exercise, consuming tobacco products and abusing substances can lead to lifestyle diseases, such as heart diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes and various cancers.
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.