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.

You have to admit that nothing gives you more comfort and makes you feel better than a hug from someone you care about. Recent studies have shown that hugs go a lot further than just making us feel warm and fuzzy inside – handing out a hug can also do

In other words – Gwyneth Paltrow and her musician husband have decided to split. The couple, who have been married for the past 10 years, announced their separation on Gwyneth’s website, Goop, this week. The parents of Apple, 9, and Moses, 7, wrote a heartfelt statement, which was titled “Conscious


If your friends from all over the word are popping up on your social media feeds lately, posting a picture of themselves with the hashtag #nomakeupselfie, you will be happy to know that these are for a very good cause. The “no makeup selfie” campaign may have sparked a huge

Down Syndrome South Africa is calling on South Africa to join the rest of the world in recognising World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) today, 21 March 2014, as a way of promoting the rights to happiness and wellbeing of those living with Down Syndrome. The emotive “Dear Future Mother” campaign,

Today is International Head Injury Awareness Day and Dr Dominique Stott, the executive of Medical Standards and Services at PPS, says that consumers that partake in extreme sports face an increased risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and need to ensure that the know how to keep safe

Most women living in South Africa have more chance of being raped than being educated – a cause of major concern. On 14 June 2013, Laurie Owen was brutally attacked in her driveway, beaten, robbed and gang-raped in her own home. But Laurie has refused to become another South African

Men’s health researcher Elvis Munatswa is concerned about the increase in male body dissatisfaction.  In a world where much has changed, where success is no longer a privilege of men or the rich, where more equal opportunities are available for a vast majority of people across continents, the pressure to

Our Well Up Challenge well under way and our candidates working towards the goals they have set for themselves. Only two weeks into the challenge, our group has already lost a total of 18.4kg and are feeling positive and dedicated to making even more progress over the next few months.

Hudson Initiative

The day your baby is born is usually one of the happiest and most anticipated in your life, and for Andrea Slater, the 14 January 2013 was that day. It wasn’t until two days later, that Andrea’s life came crashing down. A check-up revealed that Hudson, her newborn baby boy,