Gisèle Wertheim Aymes


Gisèle is the owner of the Longevity and a self-proclaimed health hedonist. When she is not in a yoga class, or in the outdoors, preferably by an ocean. Gisèle is passionate about health and sharing information. You can follow her @giselewaymes on Twitter and Instagram or read her Linked-In profile for full bio details

From as early as the 4th century B.C. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine recommended the sea as an important natural source of healing.  The sea’s many naturally healthy properties were used in thalassotherapy and hydrotherapy to actively treat diseases of the body and mind as well as maintain good health


It’s day three of my go-slow winter break on the island of Bazaruto, Mozambique and I am a fast learner – there’s something to be said for taking it very, very slowly. And an island paradise off the course of Africa is the perfect place to learn this valuable lesson.

hedonist [Longevity LIVE]

I don’t often admit to being a healthy hedonist, but this week, I have to put my hand up.  My break away to the Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa in Bazaruto, Mozambique is arguably one of the more pleasurable ways to guarantee I’ll live a better, longer and certainly

island [Longevity LIVE]

It’s mid-winter in Johannesburg, South Africa. It’s cold, the media is laden with bad news and I can think of nothing better than a quick escape to the beautiful island of Bazaruto in Mozambique. And it really was quick. The flight from OR Tambo International airport on Airlink, direct into

Breakfast or brunch

We  love this fast breakfast in a jar.  It’s a healthy, energy rich recipe that requires a little bit of planning, but is otherwise quick and easy to prepare and simply delicious to eat.  Shared by @der_kleine_wassermann_/  breakfast enthusiast and yoga addict on Instagram.  How to Prepare First you have

Barre 180

If you’re looking for a way to tone up,  feel lighter on your feet and build muscle without bulking up, then it’s time to go burn the floor and hit the barre. What is It? Barre comes in a different variations, but fundamentally it’s an exercise routine based on providing

On Friday 24th March thousands of South African men wearing skimpy little purple swimming briefs will run through the streets of several cities at sunset to raise awareness for prostate cancer. The DAREdevil Run is sponsored by Hollard Insurance and is a nationwide initiative to raise awareness around this silent,

Cold Water

Lao Tzu said “Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.”  As our adult bodies are made up 60% of water, there’s good reason to be in awe of it’s many health benefits. And  better still, cold water. Did you know a simple cold water


For as long as I can remember my father has sworn by the positive health benefit of taking low-dose aspirin daily.  In recent years more medical practitioners and reports have supported this view.  Now new research published in PlosOne should leave little doubt in anyone’s minds about the upside for


Synthetic trans fats are unsaturated fats and are commonly found in processed foods and unfortunately still included in many diets. Synthetic trans fats are simply not good for your health!  Original margarine is a good example of this. For many years, this synthetically based trans fat product was promoted as