Kim Bell


Kim Bell has been in the media industry for the past 17 years and has always had a strong passion for health and wellness. Kim started as Features Editor at Longevity in 2006, before moving to the position of Managing Editor in 2010. She has developed a thorough knowledge and understanding of health issues and her stories aim to be balanced and highly informative. Longevity's mandate is to provide relevant and informative stories that are science and research based. and ensure a balance of opinion from a range of specialised experts. Longevity aims to empower readers to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellness. Topical subjects and health issues are tackled, unpacked and presented in easy reading, yet informative way. It is Kim's role to ensure this is carried out through the brand of Longevity.


The fact remains, whether we like it or not, South African men pay less attention to their bodies and health than women do. What this means is that South African men die, on average, six to eight years earlier than their female counterparts. Men’s health can’t be ignored. It has

make-up | Longevity LIVE

Depending on how you apply your make-up, you can look older, or younger, than you actually are. To take a few years off, celebrity image consultant and make–up artist, Charlene Warwick shares her make-up tips. The Basics You start by prepping your skin with an illuminating primer. “This will brighten

excitement | Longevity LIVE

According to Durex, most couples tend to stick to three sexual positions, which could lead to a rut. Here are some simple tips to add a little excitement to your favorite moves. 1. Change Location Even missionary-style sex can feel a lot more adventurous if you’re doing it on the

bladder infection | Longevity LIVE

A bladder infection can be be uncomfortable, but lifestyle changes may help to prevent some infections. In this article Dr Bradley Wood, a urologist at Life Fourways Hospital, explains the causes and symptoms of this infection and what best ways to treat it will be. Causes of a Bladder Infection

acne | Longevity Live

The American Academy of Dermatology (ADD) says acne can be particularly frustrating for adults, as what worked for you as a teen may now be useless, or make your blemishes worse. Some adults will continue to get breakouts well into their 40s and even 50s. And, it is possible to

yoga | Longevity LIVE

Celebrity Fitness Expert and founder of Yogalosophy, Mandy Ingber shares her favourite yoga pose for today: Bound Side Extended Yoga Angle Pose One way to deepen your yoga poses is to bind. Ingber explains that the yoga bound poses involve clasping your hands so as to rotate and open your

DNA | Longevity Live

DNA is found in all cells, which are considered the most basic building blocks of all living things. However, when that DNA is damaged, it can cause mutation or, worse, cellular death, leading to premature skin aging. In this article we dive deeper into the DNA repair ingredients; the must

calcium | Longevity Live

We need calcium and vitamin D for strong bones and for avoiding diseases such as osteoporosis. In general, the recommended daily allowance of calcium for adults is between 1 000 and 1 200 mg. Women need the upper recommended level of calcium, as they are more likely to develop osteoporosis.

good sleep | Longevity Live

Do you sleep enough. Our sleeping patterns are heavily influenced by our hectic and stressful lives. Sleep is the golden chain that ties our health and bodies together, it therefore becomes a massive concern when poor quality sleep becomes a modern trend. Studies show that one of the keys to

hair loss | Longevity Live

Science says there is a direct link between nutrition deficiency and hair loss. Internationally acclaimed nutrition and health expert Joy Bauer explains that your hair is made of protein. “All basic nutrients contribute to keeping us whole and healthy, but protein provides the building blocks that allow us to repair,