Author: Nicole Taylor

Things to consider when buying a wheelchair

Whether you are looking for a wheelchair for yourself to take out and about when you get a little tired, or you are looking for one for a loved one – it’s important to know a little about wheelchairs. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you understand all of the things you may need to consider. Self-propelled or transit? If you want to get around on your own, choose a chair with push rims on the outside of the wheels. The larger the rear wheel diameter, the more comfortable the ride. So even if you prefer to be pushed, you might  prefer a self propel wheelchair. Transit wheelchairs are ideal for those who maybe do not have the strength to use the wheel rims and allow them to be pushed by a friend, carer or loved one. Electric or not? An electric chair means you’re able to travel further without your arms getting tired. However, electric chairs tend to be heavier and larger so consider access to your home and storage. Do you need it to be foldable? Foldable chairs easily fit into a car boot for days out and require less storage space at home. Solid tyres or pneumatic? Pneumatic tyres are ideal for uneven terrain and solid tyres are great for town use. Solid tyres also give extra peace of mind as they can’t be...

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Q&A with Anna Sui

Image source: Anna Sui If you’ve not heard of Anna Sui before, she is an American designer often seen at New York and Paris Fashion Weeks’. She has her own fashion line that is available in over 50 countries worldwide and is known for the richness of her printed textiles, combining a complex layering and mixing of patterns, texture and colours. Anna also has her own line of fragrances that are also loved all over the world. But, here at LloydsPharmacy, we have been super excited to reveal that we have an exclusive fragrance, Fairy Dance Sun, only available in selected...

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Introducing… My Trusty: NHS Skincare

We are super excited to be launching My Trusty in LloydsPharmacy – a range designed by Skincare Experts in the NHS. My Trusty is an award winning, naturally based skincare range, uniquely owned and made in the UK by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. High grade natural sunflower oil was chosen as the primary ingredient because it is rich in linoleic acid which has lots of beneficial properties for healthy skin. My Trusty is also rich in vitamins E and F, and is soothing for people who are prone to eczema, psoriasis or other dry, itchy skin conditions. Let’s take...

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Introducing… New innovative products discovered for you

Sasy n Savy Golden Silk Shimmer Lotion Introducing, Sasy N Savy – an award winning vegan and organic skincare brand.  Their Golden Silk Shimmer Lotion gives your skin the perfect summer glow and it’s bursting with vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients. The lotions can also help to relive sunburn as well as having excellent skin moisturising properties. Contains Aloe Vera, Glycerine, Grass Lily extracts, Lavender Oil and Rose Geranium Oil. Know Cosmetics No Bare Brows Universal 4 in 1 Brow Fix This kit transforms your eyebrows no matter what hair or skin colour you have. The double-ended tool has a buildable brow colour one end and an invisible taming and setting wax at the opposite end. No Bare Brows also comes with a taming eyebrow brush and a handy sharpener.   Know Cosmetics No Dark Shadows Complexion Enhancer A multipurpose concealer designed to conceal imperfections and dark circles under the eye area as well as highlight key facial features for an overall even-toned look.  Available in two tones, Wow has rose or pink undertones and Pizazz has yellow undertones. Know Cosmetics No Thin Lips Plump your lips naturally with a colourless gloss that instantly plumps your lips to make them look fuller. Keep lips hydrated and moisturised with Aloe oil and Vitamin E. Know Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips  Introducing a lip liner that stops lipstick and lip gloss from bleeding...

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Focus on: Cholesterol

  Our Pharmacist Anshu Bhimbat answers your healthcare questions. I have high cholesterol, what can I do to reduce it?   Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood that helps your body function. Too much cholesterol in your blood causes the blood flow to your heart, brain and the rest of your body to be restricted, which can increase the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular disease. High cholesterol is caused by an a few things that are under your control such as; an unhealthy diet containing saturated fats, lack of exercise or activity, smoking or excessive amounts of alcohol. Some factors that are out of your control include family history of heart conditions, your age and if you have underlying conditions. I would recommend making a few lifestyle changes to lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of experiencing any health problems in the future. There are medications such as statins that can help to lower your cholesterol levels, but lifestyle changes should be considered first. Top tips to help lower your cholesterol 1. Avoid certain foods that are high in saturated fats • Fatty cuts of meat • Butter, ghee and lard • Cream products • Hard and soft cheese • Cakes, biscuits and chocolate 2. Eat foods high in fibre – the recommended daily amount is 30g. • Fruit and vegetables • Wholemeal...

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