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Wellness tips for busy people

  •   by Medihelp
  •   22 February 2018
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Honouring your healthy lifestyle New Year’s resolution doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive – it’s about taking consistent action over time. Here are our top easy tips for health and wellness that you can incorporate into your daily routine.

Move

  • Join Medihelp MultiSport for runners, walkers and cyclists in Gauteng North. Pay only R250 for your annual membership and get the following:
    • Free entry to Medihelp-sponsored sporting events
    • 50% discount on Medihelp-branded cycling and running gear
    • A club starter pack
    • Access to relevant information, including a free monthly newsletter – visit  https://lifestages.medihelp.co.za/register and follow the instructions to join
  • Raise your heart rate for 30 minutes, 3 times a week
  • Take the stairs
  • Join a hiking club
  • Spend time outdoors

Eat healthy

  • Choose whole food as your primary nutrition source
  • Prepare most of your food yourself so you control the contents
  • Eat as much fresh, raw fruit & veggies as possible
  • Eat your rainbow – choose fruit & veggies in different colours
  • Make healthy choices most of the time
  • Add fibre to your diet

Healthy hydration

  • Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water per day
  • Limit your caffeine intake
  • Dilute fruit juice with water to reduce your sugar consumption

Limit

  • Food containing refined sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Salt
  • Saturated fats
  • Deep-fried food
  • Processed food
  • Stress

Rest

  • You need 7 to 8 hours’ sleep per night
  • Follow a soothing night-time routine to induce healthy sleeping patterns
  • Take regular breaks during the day to ensure you’re not over stimulated or stressed at night

Organise

  • Join HealthPrint to track your health effortlessly. Visit https://lifestages.medihelp.co.za/login click on “Register” and follow the easy steps.
  • Go for your annual health check-ups (cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI measurement).
  • Register on Medihelp’s secured website for members and get access to an onlinepre-authorisation function, view your claims and contribution details, change your personal details and manage your Medihelp accounts and benefits.
  • If you’ve already registered on the secured website, download the Medihelp app on your smartphone for access to an e-membership card, online pre-authorisation,your HealthPrint information and a network provider locator. You can download the app from Google Play for Android devices or iTunes for iOS devices.
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