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,

Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) Information Session

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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Nip tobacco addiction in the butt

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.

10 more scrumptious superfoods

You asked and we heard. Now we present you with 10 more scrumptious superfoods for your pantry. We love them because they’re packed with an extra punch of nutrients that are extremely good for you.

Bestmed Q and A – Understanding your savings

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.

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.

Get stretching with online pilates classes 

Pilates is a form of exercise that was developed during World War I by Joseph Pilates, a German physical trainer. It helps to condition your muscles, improving strength and flexibility.  It especially focuses on developing your core muscles through small, controlled movements. 

Why junk food is junk

Everybody loves a little bit of junk food. Not only is it just plain delicious, it’s also fast, easy and really accessible these days with delivery apps and drive-throughs. It’s also thought of as a lot cheaper.

Mind over (the COVID-19) matter

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”.

5 ways to make the most of Autumn

One of the hardest things to adjust to is the cooler seasons and the shortening of days… It can often feel like you have less time to do all the things that you usually have to do in a day, and don’t get me started on finding the time to do laundry and get it to dry… The transition to the shorter and busier days of autumn can be a challenge.

Are you using your preventative benefits?

Medical research keeps progressing and improving and as a result, the general population life expectancy continues to grow. The advent of vaccines and early detection procedures has irradicated some deadly diseases, increasing the average person’s lifespan, and reduced the likelihood of developing often fatal illnesses. And, as a Bestmed member, you have access to an array of preventative care benefits that vary depending on your benefit option.

Why visiting your dietitian can help you lose weight

  1. 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,