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Working from home – ergonomics

For many people working-from-home is a new experience altogether. For others it might not be new, but the extent of it during coronavirus and lock-down surely is. We have written articles with general advice but here we would like to focus on a particular challenge: ergonomics. Most of us do not have dedicated offices [...]

By |2020-05-04T11:48:40+00:00May 4th, 2020|Coping with Life, coronavirus, Features|0 Comments

Working from home – with children

For many years now there has been a trend towards working from home. This has mainly been driven by advances in communication technology, the worsening in commuter-traffic, the growth in skills-based businesses, and a global drive for more flexibility in work and in life generally. Right now though, in 2020, there is a new [...]

By |2020-05-04T09:28:55+00:00May 4th, 2020|Coping with Life, coronavirus, Features|0 Comments

Combatting Coronavirus: some subtleties

So you know about hand-washing and social distancing and managing your sneezes and your coughs. You're complying with the lock-down regulations. You're on top of the situation. You've got this. Right? Well, maybe not - perhaps there are a few subtleties that have escaped you, or a few areas where you're still confused. We [...]

By |2020-04-20T13:22:12+00:00Apr 14th, 2020|Coping with Life, coronavirus, Features|0 Comments

Working from home

For many years now there has been a trend towards working from home. This has mainly been driven by advances in communication technology, the worsening in commuter-traffic, the growth in skills-based businesses, and a global drive for more flexibility in work and in life generally. Right now though, in April 2020, there is a [...]

By |2020-04-20T13:28:04+00:00Apr 6th, 2020|Coping with Life, coronavirus, Features|0 Comments

Coronavirus

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic is changing our world... There is worldwide concern, severe travel bans, lock-downs, states of emergency, cancelled events, panic buying, stock exchanges in decline, fears of a major economic depression, and more. The human and economic impacts are huge, and growing.The planet is in uncharted territory. It seems that most of [...]

By |2020-04-21T10:44:30+00:00Mar 19th, 2020|coronavirus, Features|0 Comments

Exercise: some surprising benefits

Most of us know that exercise helps with fitness, strength, energy, weight-control, health, future health (=health risk), etc. The evidence behind all of these benefits is overwhelming and the benefits are really not in doubt. You knew that didn't you? OK, but let's think about a few less-obvious but very-real benefits associated with exercise [...]

By |2020-03-02T09:57:59+00:00Mar 2nd, 2020|Active Living, Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Worthwhile consultations

Healthcare consultations are nearly always important and meaningful. Health is an imperative to good living and so we see healthcare professionals & providers to help stay healthy or get healthy. This is fairly "obvious" and most of us do not feel confused or unclear about these things. But there are some types of consultation [...]

By |2020-02-20T15:10:51+00:00Feb 17th, 2020|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Happy Healthy Holidays

It's holiday season. A time for families, relaxation, fun, and more. A good time. Or is it? For many people this time of year is associated with a range of wellness challenges, which can often derail the fun and even make for a pretty miserable time. Let's look at some of the issues, and [...]

By |2020-02-20T15:11:21+00:00Dec 5th, 2019|Coping with Life, Features|0 Comments

Sanlam wellness rowing challenge

The Sanlam Wellness Rowing challenge, held recently at head office, was an initiative by the wellness champions and spearheaded by Elaine Kerchhoff and Bevan Louw – actuarial Wellness champions. The purpose of the event was a reminder to staff - in addition to being a follow-up to the Spinning Challenge  –  of optional ways [...]

By |2019-10-15T09:12:47+00:00Oct 15th, 2019|Active Living, Features, News, Wellness Events|0 Comments

Skin cancer

There are three main types of skin cancer: Basal call carcinoma (BCC) Squamous call carcinoma (SCC) Melanoma BCCs rarely spread and can almost always be treated locally. SCCs sometimes spread but are not usually highly aggressive. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer since it can spread quite early. All three types [...]

By |2019-10-14T11:23:41+00:00Oct 14th, 2019|Features|0 Comments