Exercise: Good for your heart

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…

2021 Outlook from the desk of the CEO

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

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.

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.

Team Bestmed at SA Champs

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.

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”.

Contactless Support

Bestmed members have the following contactless service channels available to them:

Partners for Possibility projects completed

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.

Top 5 scrumptious superfoods

Want to include more nutrients in your diet? Though so-called superfoods may have been named as such for marketing purposes, they do seem to deserve the title for packing an extra punch of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are extremely good for you.

Check out our top 5 list of what we’d hail as affordable and widely available superfoods (in random order),

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,

Morning stretches from a biokineticist

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.