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The Wellness Factor of Life in Johannesburg

The Wellness Factor of life is most importantly about understanding what wellness means, and its impact on your life. Wellness is the practice of healthy habits every day to achieve better physical and mental health results, surviving as well as prospering. To achieve this state of being in the fast-moving modern society, one must ensure there is a medical product or service they are consuming, even for the family.



Health is important because everything we do and all the emotions we feel are related to our wellbeing. Second, our wellbeing has a direct impact on our behaviour and emotions, therefore, it is important for everyone to achieve optimal wellbeing in order to reduce stress, reduce the risk of illness, and ensure positive interactions.

Health and physical wellbeing are associated with positive lifestyle choices like proper nutrition and exercise and include smaller concepts such as having a positive attitude. A healthy diet will help to prevent disease. A healthy lifestyle can lower the risk of developing health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

In the business community, we often put an emphasis on physical fitness, but what about our mental wellbeing? One needs to pay attention to things like focus management, time management, goal setting among others. These all contribute to mental wellness. We need to ensure we take care of the body and mind as one will affect the other when neglected. You cannot have a healthy work or business life, without a healthy mind and body, as your body directly affects your ability to manage time, focus, or people. The wellness factor of any work or business life is in paying attention to your healthcare.

Some important areas of your lifestyle are considered aspects of overall well-being, including social connections, exercise, diet, sleep, and attention. Each affects your physical and mental health. By making simple and healthy choices every day, you can reduce stress, have positive social interactions, and be on the path to achieving optimal well-being.

For wellness and profitability, every business needs an accountant, to make sure the books are in order, from tax compliance, to managing expenditure, to managing working capital, all contributing to revenue generation and profitability of that business. In the same light, every human being needs a doctor, to ensure wellness and profitability of the body and mind.

In Johannesburg, the go-to medical facility for all things wellness, where healthy habits can be cultivated and monitored, is The Wellness Factor. The Wellness Factor is a medical facility centre, opened by Dr Nothando Moyo in December 2021, that offers diverse health care services such as Primary Health, Occupational Health, Health Risk Assessment.


Primary healthcare is the provision of health services, including diagnosis and treatment of a health condition, and support in managing long-term healthcare, including chronic conditions like diabetes. The Wellness Factor offers primary healthcare services that covers not only education of personal health, but includes treatments, prevention of endemic diseases, prescriptions of medication after diagnosis, immunisation, nutrition, maternal and child health, sanitation, and more.

Occupational Health is the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations by preventing departures from health, controlling risks and the adaptation of work to people, and people to their jobs. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), globally, more than 2.78 million people die as a result of workplace-related accidents or diseases, translating to one death every fifteen seconds. There are an additional 374 million non-fatal work-related injuries annually. It is estimated that the economic burden of occupational-related injury and death is nearly four per cent of the global Gross Domestic Product each year. The human cost of this adversity is enormous, hence The Wellness Factor chose to facilitate business owners of small, medium, and large corporates the occupational health services, to ensure there is a reduction of work-related accidents, by helping to enforce relevant health regulations and culture at work.

A Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is a health questionnaire, used by The Wellness Factor, as a service to companies, to provide individuals at the workplace with an evaluation of their health risks and quality of life. Commonly a HRA incorporates three key elements – an extended questionnaire, a risk calculation or score, and some form of feedback i.e., face-to-face with a health advisor or an automatic online report. The Wellness Factor offers this service to businesses in order to assess the state of the human capital, in order to measure corporate efficiency, with health recommendations for growth and profitability of the business. It is very important that business is Johannesburg, and Gauteng, sign up for Health Risk Assessment services from The Wellness Factor to know their  risks and maintain the state of health of the workforce.

The Wellness Factor offer personalised services for families. As family doctors, The Wellness Factor specialises in providing lifelong care for diverse clients and their family. One's first point of contact with the healthcare system, family doctors at The Wellness Factor are experts in diagnosing and treating the whole person. They care for patients in the office, the hospital, other health care facilities or the patient`s home. The Wellness Factor is a business that was started by Dr Nothando Moyo, who is passionate about wellness and realised the need for personalised service.

Dr. Nothando Moyo is a qualified and well-rounded medical professional with several years’ experience in Occupational Health, having served as Superintendent of Occupational Health and Wellness at Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore, Sishen Mine. Being a doctor and helping as many people as possible has always been a dream from childhood as early as "nine years old", she told the reporter in an interview with eTV in August 2019.



Asked about her work, she said "I love to work with people, thrive on challenges and thrive under pressure. Every day I live my passion and seek to enrich my working environment and those around me with knowledge on how to live better and manage health issues. A key theme of my life is balance in my personal and professional life. My values and work ethic have held me in good steed over the years". These are the founding principles  with which she established The Wellness Factor company in 2014 and  recently, the newly commissioned Medical Centre in Johannesburg.

Dr. Nothando Moyo is a member of the Certified Independent Medical Examiner – American Board of Independent Examiners. She holds several certificates that include Certificate in Substance Abuse Management in the workplace with NIOH and NHLS, Certificate of Competency in Travel Medicine, Wits University and South African Society of Travel Medicine (SASTM).  She is an executive member of the Mine Medical Professionals Association (MMPA).

Dr Nothando Moyo was featured in the Mail and Guardian to commemorate World Aids Day. It was Mail and Guardian, Vol 34. No 48. She was also featured in a News24 and a Briefly article in August 2019, where they wrote, "As South Africa celebrates a generation of freedom, Anglo American acknowledges its deep roots in the country and looks ahead to its contribution in the next 25 years and beyond. Over the next five weeks experience 25 Reasons to Believe with City Press as we explore the economy, job creation, enterprise development, health, land reform, sustainability, education, technology and – most important of all – the communities. When it comes to the health of her community Dr Nothando Moyo-Mubayiwa is passionate about every one of her 30 000 patients. Bienne Huisman visits her on her rounds in Kathu".

Dr. Nothando Moyo has led the wellness of a community of 30,000 patients, in the mines and this is the wisdom, experience and skill she is leading The Wellness Factor with, to serve another community of business people with lifestyles that need constant health checks and adherence to a healthy lifestyle.

The Wellness Factor medical facility is based in Midrand, in Johannesburg, at a very convenient location in the Gauteng province. The Wellness Factor offers a one-stop-shop for patients in need of healthcare services, provided under one roof at the Shaguma Complex on 86 Whisken Avenue, in Kyalami.

The current portfolio of individual and corporate clients are residents and employees residing or working in and around the Centurion, Midrand, Kyalami, Waterfall, Sunninghill, Crowthorne, and parts of Rivonia and Fourways suburbs. Located in one of the busiest commercial and shopping areas of Gauteng, The Wellness Factor, makes it easy for people working in Midrand, Kyalami, Waterfall, and Noordwyk to receive medical attention by taking a few minutes of work to visit the medical facility.

Call on Dr. Nothando Moyo, and her team at The Wellness Factor, for all your family or business healthcare needs in Johannesburg. The Wellness Factor is there to ensure your wellbeing as you enjoy business, work, and life in the commercial capital of South Africa.

Sources: Concentra, Pfizer, Agius, News24, eTV, Briefly, Anglo American

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