Samantha Parrish


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.

Taking care of your skin is one of the first steps you can take when it comes to beauty. However, you may be surprised to find out the causes of your common beauty concerns. Problem #1: Dry itchy skin We all know that the drier, winter months tend to result

healthy snacking | Longevity LIVE

With the festive season around the corner, we tend to get a little slack when it comes to eating healthy. Unfortunately healthy snacking is the first thing that goes out the window, as overeating indulgent food kicks in. According to Dr Lisa Young, a nationally recognized nutritionist and public speaker,

tech-savvy | Longevity LIVE

There is no doubt we live in a digital world, surrounded by hashtags and gaming and apps. But there is still much debate around whether parents should be stricter when it comes to their children’s exposure to technology. Can you make technology work for you and your family? Are you

perfect nap | Longevity LIVE

With the amount of time at your disposal this festive season you might want to use it for taking naps after learning the many health benefits of napping. Studies have shown that both mood and productivity are improved when a person has a quick power nap when they are feeling

time anxiety | Longevity Live

Do you panic and get stressed out when you realize you are running late for a meeting or an appointment, even when it is out of your control? Or do you find yourself becoming irritated and angry when someone you are meeting is running late? This could mean you might

sweet potato | Longevity Live

Ever wondered what nutritious effects sweet potato has on our health? We lay out the 5 health benefits below…. 1. Blood-Sugar Control Studies have shown that most starchy root vegetables are not good for blood-sugar control, because most food starches can be converted by our digestive tract into simple sugars,

meditation 2019 | Longevity Live

Despite all of it’s proven health benefits and contribution to longevity- which include decreased blood pressure, improved stress management and better sleep – meditation is a practice that many people do not know how to do or do not do because they think it’ll take too much time. “With the

cancer | Longevity Live

Cancer – a disease that leaves it’s victims feeling extremely vulnerable, lost and alone in a dark struggle is also one that people have referred to as a war. But this has got to change. Talking and thinking about cancer as fighting a war is not helpful or beneficial to

beauty concerns | Longevity Live

You may be surprised to find out the causes of your common beauty concerns. From split ends to cracked heels to ingrown hairs, let’s see how you can take care of these little irritations. Problem #1: Split ends Split ends can be a real nuisance, as they leave your hair

shopping | Longevity Live

Are you conscious of what you are reaching for and tossing into your shopping basket? According to Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietician and­ manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, we are tackling the task of grocery shopping all wrong. In this article we share her