Samantha Parrish

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Samantha has been working as the features writer for Longevity since February 2013 after she graduated from the University of Johannesburg. She studied journalism and this is where she developed a keen interest in the health and wellness arena in South Africa. She has always had a passion for writing and finds it incredibly rewarding working in the health and wellness industry. Samantha believes that it is important to take an active stance with regards to your health and wellness in order to live a happier, healthier and longer life.

gluten free | Longevity Live

If you have a sweet tooth and constantly looking for healthier options (ie: gluten free)  to get your fix, we have the perfect recipe for you to try over this weekend. This delicious gluten-free chocolate cake recipe is from Honestly Healthy Food, which offers delectable and healthy recipes for the

One of the most important responsibilities of a mother is to be able to provide her child with the best nutrition possible. Giving your child a solid nutritional foundation has a lifelong impact on his or her physical, mental and social development, and is key to ensure your child grows

mindfulness | Longevity LIVE

In today’s fast-paced world, sometimes we need to remind ourselves to stop and smell the roses. It’s easy to forget to slow down, take a breath and realize what is important. Because life waits for no one, we try to keep up as best as we can. Slipping into the

power walking | Longevity LIVE

Walking is one of the greatest exercises you can do to firm your thighs and lift your bum. Recent research suggests that every hour you spend walking – even power walking – may add two hours to your life. Walking can also help lower your risk of heart disease, stroke,

Jealousy is frowned up on in any relationship and can lead to huge rifts between two people who once loved each other very dearly. Dr Helen Fischer, an expert in relationship dynamics, explains that we need to be careful not to let our own insecurities come between ourselves and the

banana anc plastic | Longevity Live

If you are always on the go and find that you have very little time to knock together a healthy, balanced breakfast, this is the perfect breakfast smoothie for‑you. This is a great way to start your week off right, containing all the energy-boosting ingredients you need. What you’ll need

bedroom | Longevity LIVE

Being able to talk openly to your partner about sex, and especially about what we like and what turns us on, has actually been proven to make us want more sex. But to talk openly is for some very difficult. In this article we share some to tips to help

menopause | Longevity LIVE

Menopause is a stage of a woman’s life which sees a lot of changes and normally occurs 12 months after a woman’s last menstrual period. This marks the end of the menstrual cycles in her life. This natural biological process, which normally occurs in women in their 40s or 50s,

“For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared and I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives, a lot was divulged in this time,” says a palliative care

sleep | Longevity LIVE

Are you the type of person to jump out of bed in a great mood every morning when your alarm goes off or are you the person who crawls out of bed after hitting the snooze button a few times? If you are the latter then the lighting in your