//Wellness is Busy [JULY 2017]

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 a week.



Houghton is running exercise classes at the office, with 15-30 participants per class taking part.

Houghton has arranged that Dis-Chem offers desk-delivery of chronic medications.


SPF Bellville has a strong wellness committee in place that meets regularly.

SPF Business Change does a weekly walk on Fridays.

SPF HR walks in the head office building twice every week.

SPF Closed Book has replaced its chairs with exercise balls.

SPF arranged desk-drops on resilience.


Sanlam Investments Cape Town is planning a wellness week later this year.

Employee Benefits and SPF in Cape Town distribute fruit in the office regularly.

Santam has implemented a comprehensive communications campaign, with recent focus on emotional wellness.

Group EXCO, Santam EXCO, and SPF are participating in the newly launched executive wellness service.


This list does not include centrally managed services such as the nation-wide workplace wellness days, the workplace clinics, the online programmes and more. These are independent initiatives, almost or entirely initiated, funded and managed by the respective businesses themselves (occasionally with some central support), demonstrating how wellness is very much alive at Sanlam. Please let us know of similar initiatives in your workplace, or how we might help you – just email info@sanlambewell.co.za .

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

About the Author:

Colin was a medical practitioner (GP) from 1988 to 2000. Since then he has worked in the wellness field, designing, developing and delivering various products and services. Out of clinical practice for many years now he no longer practices medicine formally but retains a keen interest in helping people become more-well versions of themselves. He acts as a wellness coach and not as a medical practitioner today. Colin's approach and philosophy is based on empowerment: the notion that people only need a little help to make choices they usually already want to anyway - it's about respect and support rather than instruction or correction. Colin lives at the Vaal Dam with his wife Cathy. He spends time walking mountains, cycling, motorbike riding, kayaking, sailing and always looking for better & better balance.

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