Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Bestmed sponsors SuperSport Let’s Play’s Family Fitness Mornings

Bestmed is now the proud sponsor of SuperSport Let’s Play’s Family Fitness Mornings, a weekly on-air family fitness programme. The programme will premiere on Saturday, 3 July 2021, at 09:00 on SuperSport Variety 4 (channel 209) across all DStv bouquets.

How to save a life in 30 min flat!

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!

5 tips to feel young this youth month

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,

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,

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…

Binge drinking: what it’s doing to your body

So, you went out and had a few too many [insert your go-to drink]. It happens… maybe a little more than it should – but hey, we ain’t here to judge. You do that well enough when you wake up feeling like you’ve had a run-in with a gang of angry bikers who made you drink radio-active bog water that was actually on fire.

What your cravings are really telling you

When a craving for something sweet, salty or fried comes up, the first thing that pops into our heads is generally “Get ye into mah belly!” Thinking about what our bodies are actually asking for isn’t even on the radar. We get it.

Toxic-positivity is a real thing!

Let’s face it, life is not always a walk in the proverbial park. Sometimes it’s hard, frightening and filled with a lot of bad news – need we mention climate change, a global pandemic and the extinction of the humble honeybee. One can understand the need for positivity. But too much of a good thing can end up being a bad thing.

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.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

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.