Bankmed Bounce: Winter 2017

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Boody Giveaway - Three Japanese reasons why "going green" in healthcare is good for you; and Boody gives away three hampers valued at R590 each.


 Well said

‘Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.’ Buddha



Bamboo babywear 

Popular eco brand Boody has added a trendy baby collection to the range of comfy bamboo adult basics. Now, eco ‘Mamas’ can choose from extraordinarily soft but practical tops, bottoms, baby grows, bibs and wraps. Not only can they rest assured that Boody’s footprint on the earth is soft, but that the brand’s premium bamboo fabric is hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal as well as thermo-regulating and anti-static – perfect for Baby’s delicate skin. Visit

We are giving away three hampers (each valued at R590) containing a beanie and bootie set, socks and a t-shirt. To enter, SMS the words ‘Bounce/Boody’ with your full name, contact number and postal address to 33282 by 31 August 2017.

The power of GREEN

‘Shinrin-yoku’ is a Japanese healthcare therapy that means ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’ or ‘forest bathing’. Popularised in the 1980s, it has become a cornerstone of preventive healthcare in Japan. This is why it’s good for you...

1 Being in nature for a few hours is good for your heart – it lowers blood pressure and reduces the levels of the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline.

2 Being in greenery decreases anxiety, depression, anger and fatigue, with some studies suggesting that children with ADHD who spent time outdoors in natural environments had a reduction in symptoms.

3 Having a view of greenery aids in recovery time – one study showed that people in hospital with green views took fewer painkillers and had fewer complications during hospitalisation than those who could only see concrete.

13 million

That’s how many of us will be wearing activity trackers supplied by our healthcare companies in the next five years.

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