Are energy drinks a good idea?

Are energy drinks a good idea? The popularity of energy drinks has never been higher. Marketing campaigns target teenagers and young adults with promises of improved energy, performance, concentration and more. The perceived association with glamorous lifestyles adds to the appeal. Do these drinks really offer any benefits? Are they safe? Energy drinks typically include [...]

By |2017-11-23T07:37:20+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Features, Nutrition Foods|0 Comments

Still Sitting?

Still Sitting? AN EMERGING & IMPORTANT & INDEPENDENT HEALTH RISK There is compelling evidence that we sit too much - the negative health effects are real and measurable. It’s worse for the otherwise-inactive but even effects those who exercise! “Sitting is the new smoking” has become quite a popular phrase in recent years. The notion [...]

By |2019-03-05T06:56:41+00:00August 8th, 2017|Active Living, Features|0 Comments

Mental Matters

Mental Matters PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS IN WORKING SOUTH AFRICA     Mental health is a challenge that some 30% of people struggle with at some stage in their lives. The personal, family, business, and social costs are very significant. Stigma, access-to-care, rates of trauma, and other challenges remain. Employers can do much to help, and will [...]

By |2018-02-07T15:59:06+00:00July 25th, 2017|Coping with Life, Features, Stress|0 Comments

Sanlam’s 2017 Wellness Days

The Sanlam wellness programme offers free health & wellness screening to employees. This can be accessed by visiting any Dis-Chem, Clicks, or Pick n Pay pharmacy at any time (take your employee card and number with you, one visit per employee per year) - see here for more details. We also run a set of [...]

By |2018-10-03T10:17:26+00:00June 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Wellness is Busy [JULY 2017]

Wellness is becoming a part of the way things are done here at Sanlam. Here are some examples of wellness initiatives taking place around the Group:   Centurion is running a "Biggest Loser" campaign that has already seen some people lose 10kg and more. Centurion is running "Boot Camp" exercise classes at the office, twice [...]

By |2017-07-03T06:47:31+00:00June 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Couch Consequences

Unhealthy lifestyles are clearly linked to serious long-term health problems as well as significant short term wellness impairment. The answer is behaviour change but it is not happening. In the South African Financial Services sector 55% are overweight, 60% do not exercise, 20% smoke, 20% report serious stress problems…the list goes on and paints an [...]

By |2018-07-12T12:26:57+00:00June 19th, 2017|Features|0 Comments

10 Years of FUTURELIFE®

It’s 2017 and FUTURELIFE® has now been around for a whole 10 YEARS!! A functional food that had humble beginnings and is now a common household name. It is used by a large variety of people including athletes, people living with Diabetes and by people who want to lose, maintain or even gain weight. It [...]

By |2017-06-13T07:52:12+00:00June 13th, 2017|Nutrition General|0 Comments

Diabetes: Need to Know

Diabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are too high. In Type 2 Diabetes, the central problem is insulin resistance: Insulin is responsible for moving sugar out of the bloodstream and into cells. Certain genetic inherited traits combined with, most importantly, being overweight, cause cells to resist the effects of insulin. This leaves too [...]

By |2018-04-30T07:22:56+00:00June 9th, 2017|Features|0 Comments

Blood Pressure: Need to Know

High Blood Pressure is a condition where the physical pressure within your blood vessels is raised. High Blood Pressure is caused by underlying medical or hormonal problems in some cases, but is most often what is called “essential high blood pressure” meaning that the exact cause is not known. High Blood Pressure cannot be felt [...]

By |2017-06-09T07:09:15+00:00June 9th, 2017|Features|0 Comments

Cholesterol: Need to Know

High Cholesterol is a condition where your blood contains too much cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fat or lipid that is ONLY found in animal-based foods. High Cholesterol can be caused by genetics (inherited), lifestyle (overweight, obesity, poor diet), or medical conditions like diabetes and thyroid disease. The most common cause is lifestyle. High Cholesterol causes [...]

By |2017-06-09T07:04:34+00:00June 9th, 2017|Features|0 Comments