Author: Nicole Taylor

What are the health benefits of quitting over time?

We all know that smoking is bad for our health but when quitting we can feel as though we aren’t seeing the benefits quick enough. That’s why we wanted to help you discover exactly when the health benefits of quitting take effect. 20 minutes: after only 20 minutes since your last cigarette your heart rate and blood pressure drop. Two hours: after two hours from your last cigarette your blood circulation improves drastically 12 hours: the amount of carbon monoxide in your blood stream decreases, which means the amount of oxygen in your blood increases Day 1: On your...

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Stoptober 2017

Stoptober is a campaign that Public Health England runs for 28 days every October to encourage Britain to stop smoking. It’s based on evidence that suggests after 28 days without smoking, you are up to five times more likely to be able to quit permanently. Because the campaign takes place over October it makes the task of quitting more manageable as you can tackle it one day at a time. Why you should take part: There are many reasons to join in with Stoptober and try to quit smoking, the first of which is that smoking is harmful to...

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Going above and beyond to deliver a Perfect Experience!

Last August, we launched a competition to celebrate the great service our colleagues offer every day. Pharmacy colleagues were nominated by you, our customers and patients, for going ‘above and beyond’ as part of the ‘Perfect Experience’ competition. Amongst the winners were dispenser Chloe Ridley from our Burntwood store and Terrie Edmonds from our Bell Green store. Chloe was nominated by customer Denise Perry for the ongoing support she provided following her father’s diagnosis of dementia and epilepsy four years previously. Denise told us that Chloe had been a lifeline to the family over recent years. Chloe helped her make arrangements such as having her father’s prescription delivered to her home, to release some of the strain on her time. “There were so many things to think about when my father was first diagnosed that I felt out of my depth and confused. There is an attitude amongst the staff in the Burntwood LloydsPharmacy that nothing is too much trouble and I have found it a huge help with supporting my father during tough times. We shouldn’t underestimate the power of our local pharmacy. “I couldn’t think of a worthier winner; Chloe is just brilliant. She organised everything to make life as easy as possible for my mum and I to manage. There has been many occasions when Chloe has sorted things out at the last minute and arranged...

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Happy Pancake Day – Simple Slender Pancakes!

  Pancake Day is just one of those days where your healthy eating plan can go out of the window. Though it is tempting to gorge yourself, remember it can be difficult to get back into your weight-loss routine. But, it doesn’t have to be a day of unhealthy eating. We’ve got the perfect recipe from Protein World that will give you a tasty low-calorie, high-protein pancake. Plus, we have thrown in some healthy topping ideas for you to enjoy. Ingredients for 1 delicious pancake: 1 banana 2 eggs 2 scoops of Slender Blend – use any flavour you...

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Avoid a fragrance faux pas

If you’re looking for a new fragrance, for yourself or even for a loved ones Birthday, Christmas or Valentine’s gift, then you’ll appreciate just how tough it is to find the right one! Do you go fruity, or opt for a muskier scent? Deciding on a signature scent comes down to personal preference, but we at LloydsPharmacy have put together a few tips to help you find the best fragrance and avoid an awkward  fragrance faux-par!   Understanding fragrance More often than not a fragrance is made up of multiple layers; these layers are referred to as notes. Notes can...

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