Chronic Diseases and Workplace Wellness

With the international trend towards wellness in the workplace, companies are starting to take employee wellness more seriously and seeing the benefits in reduction of absenteeism and improved morale. Here in Namibia, employees are feeling the difference. With World Multiple Sclerosis Day coming up on the 31st of May, 99FM’s MYD Smart spoke to the Founder & Project Manager at …

Prevent a Binge Before It Starts

We’ve all been there. Despite that green smoothie you managed to down this morning, it takes just one snarky email / very unfriendly customer service run-in / inconsiderate neighbour to park in your spot and the next thing you know – you’re knuckle deep in a jar of chunky peanut butter and you don’t know what happened to that block …

Summer Bodies are Made in Winter

It doesn’t matter what season it is, motivating yourself to workout is never easy. It doesn’t matter if you plan on rocking a swimsuit for the next two months or you plan on burying yourself in a pile of blankets – getting, and staying, motivated is difficult. Don’t throw your health and wellness aside just because you aren’t wearing short shorts. …

How Zenzi Got Her Groove Back

This week we caught up with Zenzi Awases. Who is one of four MiLife New Year New Me competition winners. Zenzi won a 2 year MiLife membership and a Garmin fitness device worth N$8000. Here are extracts from her journal for the first few weeks of her MiLife New Me journey. “How the hell did I become the FAT girl? …

MiLife – Tips for Winter Wellness

Winter can be a trying time both mentally and physically. While it sounds tempting to stay inside and hide from it all, being proactive about your health and wellbeing will help ensure that you make it through the cooler months cold and flu-free, and in tip-top shape to enjoy the summer. Here are a few tips for your winter wellness. …

Essential Oil Based Recipes for Sore and Painful Muscles

If your muscles are extremely sore don’t expect the pain to subside after a single essential oil massage application. You might have to give yourself two to three days rest and massage / bath treatment before you completely recover. Rest is the best medicine for sore muscles, followed by hot baths and massage! Muscular aches and pains respond well to local …

80% Diet and 20% Exercise!

Consistent exercise and proper nutrition play a vital role in your ability to maintain your overall health and quality of life. Your body needs quality fuel and proper maintenance to function optimally; nutrition and exercise help meet these requirements. This week Fortune’s MiLife New Me journey, gives us insight into her nutrition. “Stephan, my trainer (I love saying that cause …

The top 9 Essential Oils to Relieve Sore Muscles and Muscle Pain

While essential oils may not be the best medicine for all of our modern day complaints, they are phenomenal remedies for complaints related to sore and painful muscles. The ones listed below are the best for the job!. Lavender Lavender is an all around therapeutic oil. Lavender’s wealth of therapeutic actions mean it’s a great fit for anti-inflammatory, calming, and …

Why the Sister is Inviting You To Be Tested

Diabetics require specialised care, something one Namibian, Sister Hileni Samuel, knows well through her 23 years of  experience in the nursing fraternity. As such she has established, a first in Namibia, a Diabetic and Wound Care Clinic. The Hileni Wound and Diabetic Clinic has now opened its doors in the capital. The clinic offer services Diabetes management and wound care. 99FM’s …

MiLife – How to motivate yourself to workout.

There are no shortcuts to fitness and you have to motivate yourself enough to get out the door and workout. A gym is an option to put your fitness plans into action. If you live far away from a gym, then you also have the option to get your own home gym set up with all the equipment that you’d …