Author: Nicole Taylor

10 Ways to Take Care of Your Heart Health

We’re all aware of the importance of taking good care of our heart health, but it can be difficult to know how. Most cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable which means no matter our age, we all need to think about looking after our heart health. From a heart healthy diet, to staying active and tackling stress here are ten simple changes you can make to start taking care of your heart health. Here are 10 things you can do to take care of your heart health 1. Eat Less Salt A diet high in salt can lead to...

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Five Ways to Ease Symptoms of Bronchitis in Children

If you have a hacking cough along with the symptoms of a cold or sinusitis, you may have a chest infection called bronchitis. But the good news is most cases of acute bronchitis don’t need any treatment, as they clear up by themselves within a few weeks. There are lots of things you can do to ease bronchitis in children in the meantime. What is Bronchitis? Acute bronchitis typically lasts up to three weeks, and can affect anyone – though it’s more common in young children up to the age of five*, but can also affect adults. According to...

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Disposal of Medication: How LloydsPharmacy can Help

We all store medicines at home, but how often do we check the expiry dates and have a clear out? Our survey results revealed that one third of us have a clear out less than once per year and 7% confessing to never doing this!* Old medicines present a risk of being unsafe if taken passed their expiry date, that’s why we’ve put together this guide on disposal of medication. Safe Disposal of Medication 1. Check Expiry Dates:  Always check the expiry date on medicines; many medicines become ineffective when they pass their expiry date which can be a...

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Our Guide to Managing Acne

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point in their lives. Around 80% of teenagers get some form of acne, however it can also continue into adult life. It is most commonly caused by changes in hormone levels during puberty, which is why it’s common in teenagers. There are other causes of acne including your genes, as according to the NHS acne can run in families Also, women may experience it just before their periods or during pregnancy. It can be trigged by some cosmetic products, certain medications, or regularly wearing items that place pressure on your affected...

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Taking Care of Summer Sport

With the nice weather, you might want to make the most of it by enjoying the sun while getting active.  Whether you’re planning a game of football in the local park, or trying your hand at tennis here’s our top tips on how you can look after your health while enjoying getting active. Staying Hydrated We all know we should try to stay hydrated, but it’s particularly important when you exercise. This is because while you exercise you can lose fluid mainly through sweating and breathing1. If you don’t drink enough to top up your fluid levels, you could...

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Stop Smoking with Our Help

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Back to School Essentials

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