Author: Olivia Birks

Benefits of quitting smoking

Are you thinking of quitting smoking? Or have you stopped but are struggling to continue? Whether you have tried quitting before or it’s your first time, kicking the habit is a challenge. One of our tips to help you quit is to remember why you wanted to quit in the first place. Whether it’s to improve your health, you’re trying to start a family or, you just want to save some extra money. Whatever it is, write it down and put it up somewhere you can see to give you the extra boost you might need. If you aren’t...

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A guide to dealing with 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 acne just before their periods or during pregnancy. Acne can also be trigged by some cosmetic products, certain medications, or regularly wearing items that place...

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How LloydsPharmacy can help you quit smoking

Whether you have tried to quit smoking before or it’s your first time, kicking the habit is a challenge and getting through the first few days can be tough. Studies show that you’re up to four times more likely to quit smoking successfully if you use a combination of stop smoking medicine and specialist help and support.* That’s why we offer advice and support to help you every step of the way. What advice can I get to help me quit smoking? You will be able to discuss your smoking goals with a trained member of staff, who will offer advice on how...

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Do you know your numbers?

Most of us like to keep on top of our own health, but how much do you actually know about your body? At LloydsPharmacy we have some tests you can take in our pharmacies to help you understand your current health. Our pharmacists can also offer advice and support on ways you can improve your health. Blood glucose levels Over three million people in the UK have diabetes, but it is thought that up to another one million people have Type 2 Diabetes without knowing. When was the last time you checked your blood glucose level? At LloydsPharmacy we offer a...

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Calories vs Carbs: what’s the difference?

If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s easy to get confused when faced with the various ways to diet. There is, after all, a range of diet plans and weight-loss methods out there. Some are fads that come and go and some can be more restrictive than others, but most have the same promise: to help you lose pounds, and fast. Counting calories and managing your carb intake are two of the most popular methods for helping you to eat less – but how do they work? Calorie counting You’ve probably heard the saying ‘calories in, calories out’. And...

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